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Do you want to develop your expertise in a range of both qualitative and quantitative research and apply this to real-world issues? If so, then the PgCert in Research Methods could be the course for you.
This fully online programme is designed for students who wish to develop their research skills and will equip successful students with excellent skills to carry out research of a professional standard. The choices offered in the programme enable students to examine quantitative and qualitative methods in depth and also become competent practitioners in mixed methods and action research.
Research methods training is a cornerstone for success at doctoral study and successful completion of this programme will enable you to take the necessary steps towards this. You will be encouraged to think critically about the selection of appropriate approach to your research and select the most appropriate strategy for collecting and analysing data.
*Funding support notice*
Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
The core module is:
You will also choose two of the following option modules:
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course :
Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.
On successful completion of the PgCert Research Methods you may choose to apply your learning and skills to practical research or progress to further study.
You can use the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to articulate onto the Master of Education Programme.
The PgCert RM is also a good starting point for higher degree study such as M.Phil or Ph.D. but you are advised to check this with prospective institutions and supervisors.
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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