MRes Master of Research (Education / Social Policy)

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    MRes Full Time (1 year) / Part Time (2 years)

Course Description

The MRes at Cardiff Met provides you with both the theoretical and practical training needed to thrive as an advanced researcher. There are two study options available:

  • Master of Research Education – MRes
  • Master of Research Social Policy – MRes

This MRes taught programme will provide you with the advanced research skills for you to critically analyse, interrogate, and research, either contemporary societal problems and policy issues, or undertake education research.

The MRes is suited for graduates from across a range of subjects including Education, Social Policy, Housing, Health and Social Care, Politics, Sociology, and other Social Sciences disciplines. It is also suited for graduates from other disciplines who want to develop advanced social research skills, and those wishing to develop a career in education or social policy research.

During the MRes you will identify and undertake a substantial independent research project.

Entry Requirements

You will normally be expected to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

You will also be considered if you have relevant work experience and deemed to have academic potential.

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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

The MRes combines a strong theoretical focus with a core of technical competencies, providing students with the opportunity to develop as effective, reflective professionals. On completion, students should be able conduct competent research, as well as the transferable project management skills commensurate with independent research and in managing large research projects.

It is intended that the programme will make both a significant contribution to individual professional development and a general contribution to innovation and creativity in a range of professional fields.

Successful completion of the MRes Education or MRes Social Policy signals to employers advanced scholarship.

Module Details

You will study the following modules*:

  • Analysing Research Data (20 credits)
  • Being and Doing in Academia (20 credits)
  • Designing Social Inquiry (20 credits)
  • Evidence Based Practice (20 credits)
  • Practitioner Research (20 credits)
  • Developing Skills for a Career in Research (20 credits)
  • Independent Research Project (60 credits) – During the MRes you will identify and undertake a substantial independent research project. You will do this with support of your academic supervisor and mentor, who will work with you to develop your project, as well as yourself as a researcher.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MRes in Social Policy or MRes in Education.

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