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.
- 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
- 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: 3000 word Research Proposal (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.