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Researching Social Care

1 Year
September 2023
Distance Learning

This part-time online course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to undertake research in social work, social care and social policy.

Why study with us

  • This part-time course is delivered entirely online - so you can fit your studies around your other work commitments.
  • We’ll prepare you for a successful career in the world of social research – whether in the world of academia or in business and industry.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop a wide range of research skills and techniques, as well as the ability to manage large-scale projects and deal with data and statistics.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Future careers

By the end of this course you’ll have developed the skills, knowledge and techniques you need to undertake research projects within a social care environment.

Fees and Funding

Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£900 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£900 per 20 credits

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Social Work, Care and Community located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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