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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 email for further information and to register your interest.

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

Research Design, Practice and Ethics (IM926)

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 2021-22 will be made available via the Student and Staff Resources page (locked to Warwick students only) from late September 2021. 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 2022-23

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

Module title Convenor Term Day Time
Research Design, Practice and Ethics (IM926) Professor Joe Sakshaug 1 Monday 1pm-3pm
Foundations in Qualitative Research (IM925) Professor Davide Nicolini 2 Wednesday 9am-12pm

Optional seminars:

Wednesday weeks 17

Wednesday week 18



Philosophy of Social Science Research (IM924) Professor Christoph Hoerl 2 Tuesday 10am-12pm