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ESRC Core Training

Core training modules

We offer the following ESRC Core Training modules to ESRC funded students. These modules are core modules within the Masters in Social Science Research.

A limited number of non-funded students from the Warwick Social Science Faculty may also apply to undertake some of these modules. Please see Core Module Registration of Interest below.

For more information about each Core Training module, please click on the title of the module:

Research Design, Practice and Ethics (IM926)

Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods (IM911)

Philosophy of Social Science Research (IM924)

Foundations in Qualitative Research (IM925)

Training and Certification handbook

The PGA and PGC in Social Sciences Research and Core training handbook 2019-20 will be made available via the Student and Staff Resources page (locked to Warwick students only) from late September 2019. Please note that there is a separate handbook for those student engaged in the full Masters in Social Science Research (open only to ESRC funded students).

ESRC DTC Core Training Timetable 2019-20

(Days, times and locations may be subject to change)

Module title Convenor Term Day Time Location
Research Design, Practice and Ethics (IM926) Dr Emma Uprichard 1 Monday 1pm-3pm R1.15 (Ramphal)

*Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods (IM911) 

Dr Tigran Melkonyan 1 Thursday 10am-12pm R0.12 (Ramphal)
Foundations in Qualitative Research (IM925) Professor Davide Nicolini 2 Wednesday 9am-12pm R3.41 (Ramphal)

Optional seminars:

Wednesday weeks 17

Wednesday week 18



Oculus 1.04

Oculus 0.02

Philosophy of Social Science Research (IM924) Professor Christoph Hoerl 2 Fridays 9am-11am R1.13

*Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods (IM911) is not generally available to non-funded Social Science PhD students.

Core Module Registration of Interest

Non-ESRC funded Social Science Faculty students wishing to participate in one or more of the ESRC Core Training modules in 2019-20 may express their interest in doing so using the Core Module Registration of Interest form.

The registration of interest form will be open for students to register interest in undertaking one or more of the three Core Training modules from Monday 9th September and will close on Thursday 26th September 2019.

Please be aware that this year you must register for each Core Training module you wish to take at the beginning of the academic year, even if they will run in term 2. Your place on any module is not confirmed until you have received notification via the Tabula system or via email from the ESRC DTC's Training Coordinator. Please do not attend these modules unless you have received formal notification of your place. Due to high demand some modules may operate a waiting list.

If you have any queries please email