Advanced Research Methods

Module code: SY7036

This module is designed to offer a range of advanced research methods in a modular format.

We will start with a two-hour general introduction seminar. Then each research method will be taught using four hours of contact (as well as private study). The first two-hour 'unit will be a lecture (based on set readings) that will introduce the topic, show its applications and suggests its strengths and weaknesses for practical research. The second two-hour 'unit' will be a practical class where you will perform appropriate tasks in the method such as collecting data, analysing existing data, developing a model or designing research.


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 260 hours of guided independent study


  • Research critique, 2,000 words (30%)
  • Essay, 4,000 words (70%)