Research Methodology, Design and Methods

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This module is designed for students to enable them to examine the philosophical basis of research and evaluate different research methods used in health and social science.

Course detail

  • This module uses classroom based teaching and some online learning support, which allows for a flexible student engagement.
  • This module gives students the chance to enhance their research knowledge in order to expand their range of employment opportunities.
  • The skills acquired during this module will provide students with a general approach to problem solving that is transferable to other situations.
  • The philosophical basis for designing research studies.
  • The selection and evaluation of research methodology and design to address specific research questions or hypotheses.
  • Knowledge and skills relevant for research project design.
  • The use of appropriate data analysis techniques.
  • The evaluation of ethical, political, legal and social issues associated with the development of a research proposal.

How will this course be taught

This module will be classroom based covering the theory and practice of research methods; online learning will be used to support teaching and learning.

Course work – 60 hours

Workshops – 33 hours

Self-guided student activity – 107 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Master degree enrolment
  • English Language level: English as Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.


  • Coursework 1: 15 minute Presentation (20% of module mark)
  • Coursework 2: 4000 word Report (80% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess essential qualities and knowledge within the field of research methodology, design and methods, which can expand practitioners’ career prospects.