Kingston University: Research Methods in Education

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Department Education
Study type Taught


**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– This course is taught 100 per cent **online** which is ideal if you need to balance work and study.
– It is designed and delivered by online learning specialists, using technology such as a virtual learning environment, video conferencing, and e-portfolios.
– You will be taught by a team of specialists with a wide range of educational research expertise and will have a personal tutor.

**About this course**
This course is ideal for graduates who work with children, young people, families and adults in settings where education takes place, such as children’s centres, nurseries, schools, colleges, consultancies, advisory services, museums, prisons, hospitals and higher education. You will study a range of topics, from methods of enquiry for ethically researching professional practice to the design of a research proposal. You will develop knowledge and skills in advanced research methods. You will learn to contextualise educational research, design a research project, analyse and evaluate a line of enquiry, and communicate your research ideas. You will be ready to promote a research-rich workplace culture.

**Example modules**
– Research Methods for Education
– Developing a Research Proposal

**Career opportunities**
There is a growing demand for confident research-engaged professionals in individual institutions and consortium settings. This course is also an ideal preparation for doctoral studies.

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Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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