University of Southampton

Graduate Studies

Research Methodology MPhil


Southampton Management School

University of Southampton

Southampton, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Phi.-Research Methodology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MPhil in Research Methodology is a modularised course which allows you to obtain a higher research degree by both programme work and dissertation to gain knowledge of and competence in doing research through a study of research methodology and through application in practice and to design, and conduct and write-up your own research project for publication or other purposes. Aims: Studying for the MPhil in Research Methodology provides an opportunity for you to: • Understand the fundamental philosophy and methodology of social and educational research • Experience critiquing different research methodologies and techniques • Gain the skills for conducting and analysing research • To design, conduct and write-up your own research project for publication or other purposes • Acquire new skills in presenting and communicating research to different audiences Structure & Assessment: The programme involves six taught core units, two taught elective units and a dissertation of 20,000 – 30,000 words. As part of a flourishing research community you will be in a stimulating environment for conducting your own research, including seminars, workshops, one-to-one supervision and peer involvement. Your dissertation will be based on research following your own professional interests and/or in your workplace. You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor with appropriate academic expertise. Modules: Six taught core units: • Research Skills and Processes • Data Collection • Philosophical Issues in Educational Research • Data Analysis • Quantitative Methods • Communicating and Disseminating Research You then choose two taught elective units from the following choices: • Policy and Programme Evaluation Research • The Self in Case Study Research • Small Group/Classroom Interaction Analysis • Ethnographic Research • Action Research


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International Student Requirements:

If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better
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