The School expects research students to undergo relevant assessed research training. You need to discuss this with your supervisor(s) but generally you are required to take 60 credits of research training from the MA Social Research.
The research training modules we expect you to take are from the following four 20 credit modules: Introduction to Social Research, Research Design, Social Research Methods I and Social Research Methods II. Normally we expect students to take the Introduction to Social Science Research module, Research Design and Social Research Methods I. Students who are doing their research in the area of Finance (please double check this with your supervisor(s)) in the Department of Accounting and Finance are required to take a different combination of modules. Students who do their research in the Department of Economics need to pass and take research training modules specifically orientated towards Economics students. PhD Students in the Department of Economics are required to take a taught module in Advanced Research Methods in Economics and strongly recommended to take at least two out of three of the following modules: Advanced Research Training in Microeconomics, Advanced Research Training in Macroeconomics and Advanced Research Training in Econometrics. Each of these modules comprises 20 credits.