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Education - MA course structure

The MA Social Science Research consists of a total of 180 credits. Students are required to undertake a number of core and optional modules provided by the DTP and the Education Department.

DTP core modules

Students are required to undertake all DTP core modules.

Module Code 

Module name 

Credits 

Term 

IM926

Research Design, Practice and Ethics 

20

Term 1

Monday, 13.00-15.00

IM924

Philosophy of Social Science Research 

20

Term 2

Tuesday, 10.00-12.00

IM925

Foundations in Qualitative Research  

20

Term 2

Wednesday, 9.00-12.00

Core optional modules

Students are required to undertake one (20 credit) quantitative module from the options below:

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

PO91Q

Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods

 

20

Term 1

TBC

SO916

Quantitative Methods in Social Science ResearchLink opens in a new window

20

Term 2

Friday, 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00

Education pathway core module

Students are required to undertake the following Education core module:

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

IE927

DissertationLink opens in a new window

60

Term 3 (preparation sessions may take place in Terms 1 & 2)

Education pathway optional modules

Students will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules, with a minimum of 20 credits being drawn from the Socio-Legal studies pathway specific modules.

Module code

Module name

Credits

EQ923

Understanding Global Education and International Development

20

EQ927

Special Educational Needs and Evidence based Practices

20

IE903

Leading Educational Change & Improvement

20

EQ953

Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education

 

20

EQ954 

Equity and Effectiveness in Education

20

EQ935 The Young Child in Context

20

EQ936 Education and Society

20

Alternative module options

Students may be permitted to study up to 20 credits of any modules available across the University, subject to the limitations set in the University Regulations & Module and Credit Framework, OR up to 20 credits of Advanced Training modulesLink opens in a new window offered across the 6 institutions in the Midlands Graduate School subject to availability and the approval by the Course Director. Please contact the ESRCdtp@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window in the first instance.

Module selection

  • Select the optional modules relevant to your training needs, in conjunction with your supervisor.
  • Education Department module information
  • Ensure you have considered any module session clashes and the module weighting between Term 1 and Term 2. This includes considering the timing of assessments. Please note some modules have multiple assessments throughout the term.
  • Inform esrcdtp@warwick.ac.uk of your module selection by 29 September. The ESRC DTP will confirm with the pathway department and input your choices onto the module registration system.