Show educations.com as: Mobile

Social Science Research Methods (Social Work) (Taught)

Cardiff University
Program overview
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
17,450 GBP
English
Start dates
Cardiff
17,450 GBP
28 September 2020

Cardiff
17,450 GBP
27 September 2021

Program description

Social Science Research Methods (Social Work) (Taught)

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research Methods aims to provide advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences.

You will be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You will also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

The course pathways have ESRC recognition and they each provide the appropriate training basis for proceeding to a PhD. These programs provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive areas of interest at postgraduate level.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a humanities or social sciences subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to obtain a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing, and at least 5.5 in all other sub-sections. An equivalency in another English Language qualification may be accepted. Applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must present an acceptable English language qualification in order to meet UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) requirements.

This course is suitable for graduates in social science and cognate disciplines including sociology, politics, critical psychology, education, social policy and social work, criminology, management and business studies, history, area studies, geography, pedagogy, public administration, industrial and employee relations, and law.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Tuition fees

Full-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £7,700
  • Students from outside the EU: £17,450

Part-Time Tuition fee

  • UK and EU students: £3,850
  • Students from outside the EU: £8,725

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills which are discipline specific and more general ‘employability’ skills.

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate existing knowledge, scholarship and research, and appreciate competing claims and theoretical perspectives.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills and show originality in their thinking by tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • As appropriate, evaluate, synthesise and interpret data, and be able to collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret data in the form of a project or dissertation.
  • Demonstrate high level academic and personal skills applicable to their own research or scholarship, such as writing, oral presentations, problem solving and group work, and the use and application of information technologies in, for example, literature searches, research methods, and data analysis and presentation.
  • Engage with information technologies to collect and analyse data.

Continuing studies

This program provides appropriate training for proceeding to a PhD.

Career opportunities

This program provides knowledge and expertise suitable for careers in research and development, business, market studies, public agencies at international, national and local levels, education, teaching and other public services work, and voluntary organisations.

Previous students from this course have gone on to a variety of roles including:

  • Researchers/policy advisors for third sector organisations
  • Local and national government researcher posts
  • Researcher roles in Higher Educational Institutions
  • Further studies at doctoral level.

Request info

Want to know more about this program, Social Science Research Methods (Social Work) (Taught)? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

About this institute

Cardiff University logo

Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


Read more about this school

Contact info

Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

 Show phone number
www.cardiff.ac.uk


Request information

Want to know more about Social Science Research Methods (Social Work) (Taught)? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.

Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Career test - find your perfect career

Take our free career test that will match you with programs and careers based on your interests and personality.

Take the test

You may also like...