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Research Methodologies

This module provides you with practical guidance on how to conduct an academically-sound MSc project. The module provides guidance on the key elements of good academic practice and a practical understanding of the major elements required of a Masters project.

On completion, the participant will be:

  1. Aware of the key elements of good academic practice and will understand the importance of a sound research methodology
  2. Capable of writing a Masters level literature review
  3. Aware of the key elements of good data analysis and the importance of making an appropriate choice of qualitative/quantitative analysis technique(s), relative to the choice of project
  4. Capable of writing a dissertation which meets the academic standards for an MSc


  1. Introduction to the research process

  2. Reviewing the literature

  3. Defining your research methodology

  4. Data analysis

  5. Writing an academic document


2 days