This programme offers a direct route into doctoral research or a research career more widely. Additionally, professionals with some years’ experience in the field and seeking to enhance the research dimension of the workplace will find the opportunity to develop a level of research expertise which can be taken back into the professional practice for vocational application.
The Masters in Research offers rigorous multi-disciplinary training in traditional and innovative research methods and enables students to develop an advanced critical appreciation of key methodological debates. There are three pathways through the programme : applied health studies, psychology or social work.
-Research Dilemmas and Strategies
-Making Sense of Quantitative and Qualitative Data
-Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis
-Health Policy and Strategy
-Research in Social Work
-Philosophy of Psychological Science
Students of the Masters in Research complete a dissertation of 15,000 words and achieve a total of 180 credits. A Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded on completion of 60 credits; a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 120 credits.
Students may be required to attend induction days in the last fortnight of September and may be expected to attend a block teaching week from late September.
The course uses a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, visiting speakers, e-based learning, one-to-one supervision and self-directed study. Assessment in taught modules is by coursework, primarily essays, reports, mini-projects and presentations. There are no formal examinations
The applied health studies and social work pathways of the MRes are recognised by the ESRC for research training purposes. This means the funding for the PhD study may be available and prospective students are encouraged to see further information.