The Masters of Research Studies is a qualifying programme for graduates from any discipline who do not have the appropriate research experience to undertake higher research degrees. It is designed for applicants who need additional skills in research in order to proceed further in their research masters or doctoral program. The applicants will learn about research methodology, methods and ethics as they plan and conduct a research study that can lead to higher degrees. The course will also provide the required knowledge, skills and confidence to understand, evaluate and carry out research in any social setting.
General Entry Criteria
Completion of an MQA-approved Level 7 Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent.
Introduction to Social Research & Research Process
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Foundation of Research Theory
Quantitative Analysis using Statistics
Reading and Writing in Research
Master of Research Studies Thesis
Available for students exiting the programme:
Post Graduate Diploma in Research Studies
Post Graduate Certificate in Research Studies
Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:
Read educational and social research with an understanding of a range of research methodologies;
Define an issue in their discipline as an investigable research project
Design a research project demonstrating an understanding of the range of research methodologies available, and their relevance to the project;
Undertake a significant research project in their respective discipline;
Write up the results of the research project to demonstrate the capacity to adhere to the conventions of research.