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Foundation Research Methods in Education - PGA (Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

This postgraduate award is made up of one module. This module will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and methodological issues involved in conceptualising and designing educational research. It includes both general and specific aspects of research training including key dimensions of qualitative and quantitative research, their applications, understanding of relational aspects between them, and appreciation of the politics and ethics of doing educational research.

The module is designed to contextualise educational research, in terms of its theoretical, epistemological and methodological underpinnings, for a broad cross section of students, enabling you to understand different facets of educational research in an integrated and coherent fashion.

The aim of the assessment method is to lead to research design and dissertation planning. In addition, practical skills are built into the module, through workshops, seminars and tutorials, designed to develop library, software, web and applied IT search skills, and research skills relevant to your needs and interests. This module can be taken either in person or online.

Core Modules:
You can select to take the traditional or online version of the core module.
• IE909 Foundation Research Methods in Education OR
• IE9H5 Foundation Research Methods in Education (Online)

There are no optional modules for this course.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Depending on which module you select, the course is either delivered entirely online, through a dedicated distance learning portal or face to face with weekly lectures. For the online variant, you will use a mixture of online text extracts and journals, and will undertake regular tasks alongside their end of module assignments. Support will be given via email with your subject tutor. Alternatively the course will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations and case studies.

Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.


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Essential information


Part-time: 1 term

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Education Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £1,430
Overseas: £2,960

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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.