Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science & Health - 2014

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health. The certificate is aimed at social science and health researchers, professionals and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods. This programme is suitable for students from health, policy and government sectors, including those who conduct, manage and commission research.
Briefly, the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health aims to:

1. Develop knowledge and a critical understanding of research design, governance, quantitative and qualitative methods for research in health services and the social sciences.
2. Prepare students to critically evaluate and apply this knowledge in a research context.

Students take three modules that are taught on Thursdays from 16th January to 27th March, which provide basic research design, quantitative and qualitative training. Students then choose one further module (Researching Vulnerable Populations or an advanced statistical course, Data Manipulation and Management) that is taught over one full week in mid May (12th to 16th). The PG Certificate is 60 credits at a Masters level so students wishing to go on to complete the Department’s MSc Gerontology (which is an extra 60 taught credits plus the dissertation) will be able to do so. Alternatively, each module can be taken as a standalone course.

Further information about the certificate can be found here:
and additional information about all our taught programmes can be found here:

For any questions or an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Laurie Corna, admissions tutor, at or at 0207 848 7115.

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