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Research Methods in Education PgCert

Kingston University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Kingston University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    February 2021 and September 2021

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This innovative online programme is designed with user-friendly accessible technology to provide you with confidence, knowledge and skills of advanced research methods of enquiry for educational practice. This will enable you to contextualise educational research, design a research project, analyse and evaluate a line of enquiry, and communicate your research ideas to promote research-rich workplace culture within your setting and beyond. This course is ideal for graduates who work with children, young people, families and adults in a variety of settings in which education takes place, such as children's centres, nurseries, schools, colleges, consultancies, advisory services, museums, prisons, hospitals, higher education and other practice settings, which opens wider employability opportunities.

What you will study

You will study a range of topics over the course of two modules, starting from methods of enquiry for ethically researching professional practice through to the design of a research proposal.

Teaching and assessment

This course will introduce you to research methods relevant to practitioners in an education context. It is taught online and has been developed using state-of-the-art learning design approach to teaching and learning online. The course has been designed for professionals who work with and for learners of any age at any setting in which learning takes place.

After you graduate

The course will equip you with the skills to meet the growing demand for confident research-engaged professionals in individual institutions and consortium settings. These two masters-level modules are also a valuable preparation stage for those considering doing further professional and academic degrees (e.g. doctoral degree).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 3,000per year

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

University information

Kingston University

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  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 81 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%



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