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Social Science Research Methods (Environmental Planning) (PgDip)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Advanced training in research methods preparing you for PhD study.

The PgDip Social Science Research Methods will provide you with advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences. All course pathways have ESRC recognition and meet the training requirements for ESRC PhD funding.

This programme offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive area of interest at postgraduate level.

You’ll be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You’ll also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

Environmental Planning pathway

Take the opportunity to study an area of Environmental Planning best suited to your personal interests, such as sustainable transport policies, planning for sustainability, or sustainable food systems.

You will benefit from the leading role the School of Geography and Planning plays in academic and policy debates at national and international levels with research-led teaching that inspires students to critically engage with the challenges facing our world. Supervised by experts in the field you’ll be encouraged to explore the seminars and events offered by our diverse Research Groups.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

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University information

Cardiff University

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    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

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