Narrative Research, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    1065
    Tuition (Module)
    1065
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 Online
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.

About

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.

Our research interests are clustered around five vibrant research centres and groups, including The Centre for Narrative Research - the leading international centre for narrative work in the social sciences.

Much of our research has attracted international interest in areas such as housing and urban studies, political narratives, gender studies and post-structural theories, racism and the work on terror, multiculturalism and the Holocaust, poverty and the media, nationalism and religion, crime and prevention, young people and urban identities.

Our research interests are clustered around five vibrant research centres and groups, including The Centre for Narrative Research - the leading international centre for narrative work in the social sciences.

Programme Structure

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:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Minimum 2.2 Honours in a Relevant Subject

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview.

Other subject areas may also be considered. Applicants who are not graduates but who have relevant research or professional experience may also be considered.

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 1065 International
  • GBP 1065 EU/EEA
  • Tuition per 30 credit module.

Funding

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