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Interdisciplinary Methodologies Pathway

The MA Social Science Research consists of a total of 180 credits. Students are required to undertake a number of core modules provided by the DTP and select from a range of core and optional modules offered by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.

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

Quantitative optional core 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

Thursday AM and Wednesday AM or PM

SO916

Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window

20

Term 2

Friday, 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00

Interdisciplinary Methodologies core module

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

IM906

Dissertation 

60

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

Interdisciplinary Methodologies optional core modules

Students will be required to study 20 credits (one module) from the following optional core modules:

Module code

Module name 

Credits

IM902

Approaches to the Digital

20

IM904

Digital Objects, Digital Methods

20

IM919

Urban Data: Theory and Methodology

20

QS906

Big Data Research: Hype or Revolution

20

Interdisciplinary Methodologies optional modules

Students will be required to study 20 credits (one module) from the following optional modules

Module code

Module name

Credits

IM904

Digital Objects, Digital Methods

20

IM919

Urban Data: Theory and Methodology

20

IM942

Visualisation Foundations

20

IM923

User Interface Cultures: Design, Method and Critique

20

IM931

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Machine Learning

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 windowLink 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 windowLink 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.
  • Interdisciplinary Methodologies 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.