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Researching Education

Course Details

Course/Module Code



20-21 Accredited 30 Credits ACE



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 18/05/21. If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. This module will be taught entirely online. Summer School start date: 1st June 2021. Teaching takes place between Thursday 22nd July 2021 and Tuesday 3rd August 2021. Assessment Dates: Component A (Presentation): 27th July 2021 Component B (written Blackboard submission): 8th September 2021







Careers/further study

Upon completion of this module, you may wish to apply for one of the following courses. This module would count for 30 credits of the Masters or Postgraduate course.


This course addresses a range of philosophical issues that underpin the research process, as well as providing an introduction to the most common approaches and methods. 

It explores the ethical basis for undertaking research that is respectful and where the risks of harm are mitigated.  The culmination will be the production of a research proposal that should you wish could be a viable foundation for a meaningful dissertation.

Course Director

Dr Fay Lewis


Research continues to have a growing influence on the working lives of education professionals.

Recent years have seen a growth in demands from policymakers for compelling evidence to guide policy and practice, both at governmental and individual schools, colleges and universities level.

There is a need for rigorous research practice to generate robust evidence, but there is also a need for professionals with the skills to understand and problematise the research process. 

This CPD module provides you with the tools to enable you to engage with research, both as a 'user' and as a 'generator'. 

Who is it for?

This course is for people who are considering undertaking a substantial research project around education or for those of you who want to understand more about the process of knowledge creation in educational settings.

Key Facts

This CPD module has two delivery options for you to chose from: A summer school in July, five full taught days, or twelve weekly sessions in the autumn of two hours each. Both options include lecture and seminar-style teaching. See the 'structure' tab for more information.

Learning and Teaching

This CPD module has two options for delivery of study:

  1. Autumn - twelve lecture-style and seminar-style sessions starting in October of two hours each, as well as opportunities for one-to-one tutorial time. 

    One session will be given over to assessment of poster presentations.Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, proposal preparation and completion etc.
  2. Summer School - five taught days in July delivered through lecture-style and seminar-style sessions, as well as opportunities for one-to-one tutorial time.  One session will be given over to assessment of poster presentations. 

    Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, proposal preparation and completion etc.

    Prior to arriving at UWE Bristol for the five taught days, you will also be asked to engage with some flipped learning activities where you will be given some advance  materials such as lecture videos to reflect on.




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30 credit Masters level module

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