Courses and Training

The SPRC provides an extensive suite of research training including:

Drawing on their extensive experience in the field of research, the SPRC team offer modules in both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as in research design and ethics.  There is also an opportunity for students to pursue internships and work-based learning modules.

The short courses in research methods – especially introductory and advanced software courses (NVIVO, SPSS, EXCEL and GIS) – are run throughout the year, depending on demand. If you are interested in joining a course or commissioning a specific course tailored to your particular research needs please contact Alessio D’Angelo for more information.

MSc in Social Research has several key aims:

  • Acquire evidence-based evaluation research skills which are at the forefront of research practice across the public sector
  • Learn from internationally renowned scholars in the fields of sociology, criminology, social policy, migration and gender studies
  • Enjoy seminars and workshops with key research institutions and agencies with which we have established strong links.

MSc in Social Research – 180 credits comprised of 4 compulsory modules, 2 options and a 60 credit Dissertation or Work Integrated Learning. This provides the full training in research methods as well as allowing the student to choose two optional modules either in their substantive area of interest or an additional research methods module. The dissertation gives the student an opportunity to research a specific area of  interest and to apply the research methodologies and principles of research design  they have acquired in the compulsory and optional modules. Work Integrated Learning is a module that aims to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience. The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role.
For more information, visit the webpage on Middlesex University’s website.

If you require further information about the MSc in Social Research please contact Dr Elena Vacchelli, the programme leader.

MA in Migration, Society and Policy has a number of key aims:

  • Acquire the theoretical and methodological means to explore critically the different aspects of migration studies
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of key social and policy issues around migration and asylum
  • Acquire a good understanding of relevant policy-making at local, national and international level
  • Obtain a portfolio of practical skills in policy analysis and social research
  • Acquire the tools to develop your own research into migration issues
  • Acquire the ability to apply research, policy and best practice principles to complex situations relevant to your own area of work or career aspirations

MA in Migration, Society and Policy – 180 credits comprised of 4 compulsory modules, 2 options and a 60 credit Dissertation or Work Integrated Learning. This provides the full training in contemporary migration and related socio-political and policy issues with an interdisciplinary focus as well as allowing the student to choose two optional modules in their substantive area of interest. The dissertation gives the student an opportunity to research a specific area of  interest and to apply the research methodologies and principles of research design  they have acquired in the compulsory and optional modules. Work Integrated Learning is a module that aims to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience. The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role.
For more information, visit the webpage on Middlesex University’s website.

If you require further information about the MSc in Social Research please contact Dr Alessio D’Angelo, the programme leader.


PhD training

The SPRC team supervise doctoral students on a range of topics including migration, ethnicity, gender, social networks, disability, housing and education.

As well as offering excellent supervision, the team also provide research methods training for doctoral students.  All students are encouraged to take two modules of research training in the first year of their doctoral programme. This results in a PG cert in research methods. Participation in this programme not only provides students with skills in advanced research methods, including use of software packages for data management and analysis, but also fosters a post-graduate student culture through regular seminars and workshops.

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD or enquiring about doctoral training in research methods please contact Prof Eleonore Kofman.

 

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