Social Research PGDip
Social research methods are a means of providing evidence to examine ideas about society and are important to social scientists who want to study a particular problem or to test a theory. They are also fundamental tools of value to the government, service providers, and businesses.
You will gain skills in a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and engage with ‘live’ research issues and external organizations. For example, some of the recent Research in Practice placements have been with:
- the police (approaches to mental health issues)
- a local charity (women in homeless settings)
- a housing charity (experiences of private renters)
- an international development NGO (education for girls in Global South)
- an organization supporting migrants in Scotland
This course teaches you how to use research tools, and consider the wider meanings of how knowledge can be constructed in different ways and for a diverse range of purposes.
You will learn about research methods including ethnographic and participatory tools, and the analysis of large data sets, and how to apply these to your own work.
Our staff has wide experience of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. As well as working as social science researchers, our staff has acted as expert advisers to governments and as consultants to local, national, and international organizations.
The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Graduates have gone on to work for:
- local authority planning departments
- the General Registrars Office Scotland (census office)
- ONS social analysis unit
- PhD study
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
An honors degree in any discipline at lower second class or above.
English language requirements
- IELTS (overall) 6.5
- Reading 5.5
- Listening 5.5
- Speaking 5.5
- Writing 6.0
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- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 09 Month
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A
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