Short courses
Health & Social Care

Designing Research Projects

University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education:

We give you the necessary knowledge and skills to design and manage a research project relevant to your practice. As such the indicative content is focused upon key aspects of study design and fundamental issues regarding collection/generation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Aspects surrounding the scientific and ethical credibility of both research paradigms are be addressed.

Course information

Part-time

  • 11 weeks

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Master's Level
  • Enrolment date: October and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information

Topics include:

  • Developing research questions, aims and hypotheses
  • Primary Research Methods: quantitative and qualitative research approaches, designs, sampling and data collection techniques
  • Qualitative data management and analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis (selection of appropriate statistical techniques)
  • Secondary Research Methods: systematic reviews
  • Audit and evaluation methods
  • Research governance and ethical issues and procedures associated with applications for ethical approval and release
  • Project management
  • Preparing and writing a proposal for audit, evaluation or research (primary and secondary).

Teesside University campus and online.

How you learn

The learning and teaching strategy is flexible and as a student you can choose to undertake this award by attending lectures, seminars and tutorials; or by distance learning which uses e-learning@tees to provide resource based open learning materials and student/tutor discussion. Those undertaking both attendance and distance learning approaches are encouraged to play an active role in group discussions and learning activities.

How you are assessed

You are required to submit a written research proposal (4000 words).

Career opportunities

This award will enhance your research skills and knowledge base

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a health or social care related subject at 2:2 or above.

Course information

Part-time

  • 11 weeks

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Master's Level
  • Enrolment date: October and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information