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Social and Educational Research

University of Aberdeen
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Program description

This programme is ideal for individuals from a wider sociological background, working in education, social services, development and other interdisciplinary settings. The programme provides grounding in applied knowledge and skills for undertaking independent research. It provides valuable preparation for a PhD, a research career or development institutions. Participants will be enabled to develop their empirical research projects, collect and analyse data, and share their research findings.

Students on the MSc (Educational and Social Research) Programme will be expected to generate a research based approach to identifying and solving problems, a systematic approach to collecting evidence, an independent, critical, and analytical mind to interpretation and reporting of research. The structure of the MSc Programme is designed to develop progressively an understanding of the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of research, and the issues that currently inform research, policy and practice, in order that the student is equipped to undertake the dissertation. Students on the programme will develop knowledge, skills and relevant practical research experience by undertaking various research courses. They will apply the knowledge, skills and values developed on the programme to undertake an independent empirical research project on their chosen topic of interest. Students will be assigned a research supervisor to support them during the dissertation phase of the programme.

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University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...

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