Research Proposal

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Distance learning, Cambridge

12 weeks

Module code: MOD004978

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits


Learn how to select, evaluate and justify the use of various research methodologies and methods, in preparation for your major project.

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Full description

Who should attend?


September 2016 cohort

Distance Learning
Week commencing 26 September 2016, for 12 weeks
Cambridge or Peterborough
27 September 2016, 4, 11, 18 & 25 October 2016
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November 2016, 6 & 13 December 2016
29 September 2016, 6, 13, 20 & 27 October 2016

3, 10, 17 & 24 November 2016, 1, 8 & 15 December 2016

January 2017 cohort

Distance Learning
Week commencing 30 January 2017, for 12 weeks
31 January 2017, 7, 14, 21 & 28 February 2017
7, 14, 21 & 28 March 2017, 4 & 25 April 2017, 2 May 2017
2 February 2017, 9, 16 & 23 February 2017
9, 16, 23 & 30 March 2017, 6 & 27 April 2017, 4 & 11 May 2017

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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Fees & funding

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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email

If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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Dr Stewart Piper

01223 695530

CPD Admissions Team

01245 686868

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