University of Manchester: Research Methods with Planning and Environmental Management
|Institution||University of Manchester|
|Department||School of Environment, Education and Development View department profile|
|Telephone||+44(0)161 275 0807|
MSc Research Methods is a research intensive master's designed for those who wish to continue on to PhD and/or are considering embarking on a career in research. It has a strong focus on developing research skills combined with further study in planning and environmental management.
The MSc is designed to comply with the research training requirements for two ESRC scholarships as administered by the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP): the three-year PhD scholarship (commonly termed +3) and the four-year scholarship that covers an eligible one year master's and a three-year PhD (commonly termed 1+3).
The course is ideal if you want to apply for an ESRC scholarship through the NWSSDTP or a School of Environment, Education and Development scholarship. NWSSDTP approved master's must meet the minimum research training requirement expected by the ESRC.
MSc Research Methods complies with the research training requirements for ESRC scholarships for a PhD scholarship (commonly termed +3). It is also suitable as the master's year as part of an ESRC scholarship award that covers both the master's and PhD (commonly termed a 1+3 award). It is ideal if you want to apply for an ESRC scholarship or School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) scholarship, as 70% of the ESRC Core Training can be demonstrated prior to commencing a PhD. It will also be of interest to people who are considering a career in research in one of the pathway fields. We also offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students. In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelors degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course. For more information, see Fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Minimum 2:1 Honours degree.
You will conduct a small-scale piece of empirical research of relevance and use this as the basis for your dissertation. The emphasis of the dissertation will be on the use of methodology in the context of: tracing the application of certain methods to the investigation of particular issues; discussing how that methodology functioned in practice; research reflexivity. You will be expected to report on the findings of the study, although the scale of the work will necessitate modest aims and outcomes, given that you will require space to provide in-depth methodological critique and potentially also methods development as an outcome of their study. It will also be possible you to choose to undertake a literature-based dissertation, in which case there will be an expectation that a formal review methodology will be used to conduct the review. The form the dissertation ultimately takes will reflect the particular study conducted, and its structure will be negotiated and agreed your supervisor. All dissertations undertaken will be required to contribute to meeting the ESRC's research training criteria.
University Recruitment And Adm
|EU||9500 GBP for Year 1|
|England||9500 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||9500 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||9500 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||9500 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||9500 GBP for Year 1|
|International||18500 GBP for Year 1|
The University of Manchester
School of Environment, Education and Development
The School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both research and teaching. Formed by a unique combination of five interrelated specialisms - Architecture, Education, Geography, Global Development, and Planning and Environmental Management - SEED aims to not only understand the uneven relationships between society, the economy and the environment, but improve them.
Through our collaborative approach to studying the world’s grand challenges, we’re positioned to influence how they’re tackled - from poverty eradication, to sustainable urbanism, to securing social justice.
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