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|Start date:||October 2013|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
Qualifications and durations
* Full-time MRes 1 year
* Full-time PG Diploma Research 9 months
* Full-time PG Certificate Research 4 months
* Part-time MRes 2 to 5 years
* Part-time PG Diploma Research 21 months
* Part-time PG Certificate Research 16 months
The programme is designed for:
* those developing careers as policy analysts or applied researchers in national or international social or public policy organisations or government departments
* prospective PhD students in social or public policy.
The programme combines the academic study of social policy with a comprehensive exploration of research methods. Students develop experience and skills through analysing, comparing and evaluating social and public policies. Within an active research community students are supported in identifying, investigating and realising their own original research. We encourage diversity of intake regarding experience, qualifications and interests to stimulate the mutual experience and learning.
The University of Bath operates a credit system by which candidates have to accrue 90 credits for the award of the MRes. Candidates receive credits on the successful completion of the individual units (measured by successfully passing the relevant assessments) - each unit being allocated a specific credit-rating. Selection of unit options is therefore based around ensuring that sufficient credits are achieved for the final award. Individual units may be withdrawn at any time, subject to the discretion of the Director of Studies and Unit Convener.
The taught component is delivered over a two-semester structure (October- January, February- June), with the dissertation being completed over the summer (July- September).
Semester 1 (30 Credits)
* Principles and Skills of Social Research
* Qualitative Methods 1
* Quantitative Methods 1
* Short Research Apprenticeship Project
Options (select one)
* Comparative European Social Policy
* Current Issues in Social Policy
Semester 2 (30 Credits)
* Research for Policy: Concepts, Methods and Values
* Long Research Apprenticeship Project
* Qualitative Methods 2 OR
* Quantitative Methods 2
Options (audit one - non assessed)
* Comparative Research Methods
* Globalisation and International Standards
* Well-being, Welfare Regimes and Social Policy: a Global Perspective
Summer Period (30 Credits)
* MRes Dissertation
Applicants for the programme must normally have been awarded a university degree to a good standard or have obtained relevant professional or academic qualifications. The minimum non-graduate qualifications acceptable for admission to this course are:
* A relevant postgraduate diploma or Higher National Diploma passed at the appropriate level.
* A relevant professional qualification together with papers passed at an appropriate standard if required by the appropriate Head of Group.
* Extended and responsible experience in a relevant field together with authorship of papers of an acceptable academic standard.
IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the four components)
TOEFL 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.
Two references are required. At least one of these should be an academic reference.
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
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