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Masters in Research Studies

Masters in Research Studies

Course Fee

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Awarding Body
Villa College
January / May / September
2 Years
Level 9

Programme Details


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.

Core Modules

  1. Introduction to Social Research & Research Process

  2. Qualitative Research Methods

  3. Quantitative Research Methods

  4. Foundation of Research Theory

  5. Quantitative Analysis using Statistics

  6. Reading and Writing in Research

  7. Master of Research Studies Thesis

Interim Award(S)

Available for students exiting the programme:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Research Studies

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Research Studies

Course Fee:
First year = MVR 4,499 per month x 12 months
Second year = MVR 2,499 per month x 12 months

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.


Dr. Ahmed Ali Didi, Master of Research Studies, CPS

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