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Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English - Engineering (International Pre-Master's)

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Advanced Diploma

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Aims of the course

The course aims to: develop students’ skills as independent and critical researchers in preparation for Master's level study; enable students to conduct a systematic literature review as a means of critically surveying research allowing the formation of a research question and/or hypothesis; enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of key and emerging Engineering themes; foster students’ knowledge and understanding of different methodological approaches to research, including the skills and techniques necessary to conduct qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research; enable students to design and conduct an independent research project drawing on appropriate evidence, methodological techniques and theory; enable students to critically appraise and evaluate the results of their research and present their findings to a wider audience including relevant stakeholders; provide students with the necessary English language and academic literacy skills to conduct an independent research project.

Course content

Students will learn about research fundamentals, research processes and how to conduct an independent research project based on a variety of case studies linked to current and emerging themes in Engineering. The current and emerging themes are: Managing Technology and Innovation; The Ageing Workforce and Productivity; Environmental, Social and Governance Issues (ESG); Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 100 1

    1st out of 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    185 91%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    8th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    230 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    3rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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