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?

This module is taken by students on a variety of Masters courses. You'll usually learn alongside a group of students who bring different academic and/or professional interests to their study.

The teaching and learning strategies we use on this module take into account the features of postgraduate study, including independent and self-directed learning, interdisciplinary discussion and exploration of themes and issues, and the ability to synthesise and transfer knowledge across specialisms. You'll be expected to complete some reading to prepare for each session.


September 2017 - Peterborough

26 September 2017
3, 24 and 31 October 2017
7 November 2017

September 2017 - Chelmsford - full, closed for applications

28 September 2017
12 and 26 October 2017
9 and 23 November 2017

October 2017 - Cambridge

2, 16 and 23 October 2017
13 and 20 November 2017

February 2018 - Chelmsford

1 and 15 February 2018
1 and 15 March 2018
19 April 2018

February 2018 - Cambridge

2, 9 and 16 February 2018
9 and 16 March 2018

Distance learning

September 2017

Week commencing 25 September 2017, for 12 weeks

January 2018

Week commencing 29 January 2018, for 12 weeks

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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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our friendly, bustling campus is a stone’s throw from the historic city centre with its vibrant cultural and social scene.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 7)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

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Jane Young (Cambridge and Peterborough)
01223 695313

Geoffrey Amoateng (Chelmsford)
01245 684838

CPD Admissions
01245 686868

Entry requirements

If you wish to be considered for this module, you'll have the appropriate professional qualifications or experience in a related field.

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