University of Central Lancashire: Researching Social Care

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Social Work, Care and Community
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Leading to a postgraduate certificate, this part-time online programme is designed for UK based and international postgraduate students who are committed to developing their research skills in a practice or policy social care context, as independent researchers. It will also be useful if you would like to strengthen your knowledge and understanding of research more generally. It is designed in such a way that all the content will be provided and delivered in an interactive teaching and learning style electronically online.

You’ll cover three modules taught over three semesters in one year. The course is designed to enable you to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the standards set out in Vitae’s internationally recognised Research Development Framework. This framework has identified all the necessary identical skills, competencies and knowledge areas to enable somebody to become a competent independent researcher and ensures compliance with the requirements of UK social research governing bodies.

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University of Central Lancashire

In 1828, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was founded as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge.

Today UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000 with academic partners in all regions of the globe.

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