Making Use of Digital Research (Online Distance Learning), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    725
    Tuition (Credit)
    725
    Tuition (Credit)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
This Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at commissioners, coordinators and users of digital research in business, policy-making and the third sector, including digital marketing and analytical services officers.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The PGCert comprises a suite of courses that together provide the critical understanding and skills needed to make best use of digital research findings, with a particular focus on social media research, web 2.0 data and their synergies with publicly available ‘open’ administrative datasets. These skills include:

  • understanding the production and consumption of automatic measures of user/citizen/customer feedback online
  • making best use of evidence from digital data analysis to inform business and policy decision-making
  • organising interdisciplinary strategies for digital research groups
  • identifying and accessing relevant expertise to undertake digital research for business and policy
  • anticipating future evolution and potential use of the digital research service market

Based on the latest research into the social and economic influences on how digital research is being developed and used, this PGCert is designed both for novices and for more experienced professionals who need to maintain a critical appreciation of the fast moving field of digital research.

Programme Structure

The programme is designed as a carefully thought-through progression from practical skills to a more critical understanding, through a comprehensive overview of available applications of digital research.

Courses:

  • Managing Digital Influence
  • Technologies of Civic Participation
  • Understanding Data Visualization
  • The Use and Evolution of Digital Data Analysis and Collection Tools
  • The Social Shaping of Digital Research
  • Engaging with Digital Research

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Educational variant Part-time

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Academic Requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in social sciences.

Given the applied nature of the programme, professional experience may compensate for lower than normal academic entry requirements subject to the decision of the programme director.

Applicants with a degree in business studies or political sciences may be accepted, subject to appraisal by the programme director and the completion of recommended pre-session reading.

Tuition Fee Per Credit

  • GBP 725 International
  • GBP 725 EU/EEA

per 10 credits £725

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