MSc Applied Educational and Social Research

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This programme provides comprehensive coverage of the issues facing educational and social researchers and a range of intellectual and practical resources to structure and explore these issues.

It is web-based and run on an open learning basis, aiming to embed comprehensive research training support within the professional contexts of the learner groups.

The modules are flexible, so that they can be customised to take account of the interests of diverse constituencies. There is a particular emphasis on researchers developing the capacity for critical self-reflection, leading to the formulation of research questions and to the choices of research design and analysis that best explore issues in their own areas of concern.

The programme will enable students to evaluate, design, conduct, analyse and justify educational and social research with the critical insight born of understanding the differences between types of research, and the possibility of combining them, in terms of:

  • Underlying conceptions of the person, social relations, education and research practice
  • First-order principles which define valid research problems and knowledge
  • Political and social assumptions about the purpose of research and its relationship to constituencies of practice and policy
  • Research strategies implied by different philosophical assumptions
  • Techniques for engaging in knowledge-gathering from different social and educational´╗┐ settings and sources
  • Techniques for analysing data of all types
  • Methods of disseminating research outcomes and emergent issues
  • Use of research for educational and social ends

MSc Core Modules

  • Educational and Social Research and Enquiry
  • Design Strategies in Educational and Social Research
  • Data Collection in Educational and Social Research
  • Data Analysis in Educational and Social Research

MSc Option Modules

  • Further Quantitative Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Further Qualitative Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Educational and Social Research ´╗┐and the Social Science Disciplines
  • Reviewing and Analysing Research Literature
  • Writing for Funding and Publication

Successful completion of the core modules, taken sequentially, followed by successful completion of one other from the list of optional modules, leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the dissertation leads to the award of MSc.

The modules may also be taken independently as freestanding modules, or as components within cognate academic or professional development courses.

Course Length

Either one year, full time or two years, part-time

Further Information

Mr Alastair Wilson

Email: al.wilson@strath.ac.uk

Tel/Fax: 0141-444-8108

Graduating courses 2010

Non-gradutating 2010

Graduating courses 2011

Non-graduating 2011

 

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. 

for Oct 2014 entry to full-time MSc applied educational and social research (Admission Code : EDMS11)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Oct 2014 entry to full-time PG Diploma applied educational and social research (Admission Code : EDPD13)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Oct 2014 entry to part-time MSc applied educational and social research (Admission Code : EDMS12)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Oct 2014 entry to part-time PG Diploma applied educational and social research (Admission Code : EDPD14)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Contact Us

Educational & Professional Studies
Room LH233
Lord Hope Building
141 St James Road,
Glasgow
G4 0LT

Tel 0141-444-8108