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University of East London: Narrative Research

Institution University of East London View institution profile
Department School of Education and Communities (EDUCOM)
Web http://www.uel.ac.uk/postgraduate/
Email study@uel.ac.uk
Telephone 0208 223 3333
Study type Taught

Summary

Human beings are great storytellers, making sense of their experiences by constructing narratives to help them analyse the things which have happened to them or to the world around them. Narrative research offers new areas of inquiry and creative solutions to problems in a wide variety of areas. The University of East London has been a pioneer in the subject, establishing its prestigious international Centre for Narrative Research in 2000. It continues to attract leading academics and researchers from around the world. We understand that it is not always possible to make it on to campus to study. Many of our students live overseas, while others have family and work commitments to balance.So, flexible learning is a key to this course. You will have the option of studying the full Associate PG certificate by distance learning. But, if you can, you are also welcome to attend our on-campus sessions.

The course consists of two core 30-credit master’s-level modules in Narrative Research and Narrative Force – how a story can sometimes have a force or dynamic of its own.

Through a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, it addresses key questions which will give you the skills to make decisions about how to conduct narrative research to produce the most meaningful results possible. These questions include:

How do people come to see themselves as distinct subjects about whom a story can be told? What role do memory and ideology play in people’s accounts of their lives?

How do class, ethnicity, gender and other social characteristics shape the stories people tell? How does culture intervene in the way narratives are produced?

How do we decide on a research question in narrative analysis? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of narrative inquiry and analysis?

What are the possibilities and limitations of narrative research for drawing conclusions of theoretical and practical significance?

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University of East London

 

The University of East London (UEL) is the careers-led university; we’ve been preparing our students for the jobs of the future for over 125 years. We are constantly updating our courses to ensure our students are always prepared for evolving industries and job markets. With support and innovation at the forefront of everything we do, our students are well equipped to progress on to great things.

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With campuses in Stratford and in the Royal Albert Dock, East London is evolving around us. We’re at the heart of an incredibly innovative area in one …

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