Research Methods
(Accredited Master's Level Course)

Our 15 credit Research Methods module is a Masters accredited course designed to equip you for early-career practitioner research. With a focus on qualitative research methods, will provide a strong foundation in qualitative research methods.

 

Your tutor will be Debbie Winter; and she will be on hand to guide you throughout the module. You will build your knowledge incrementally and have a strong sense of how to approach research. It is ideal for:

 

  1. Those who already have a practical MA but would like to go onto study at PhD level
  2. Those who would like to undertake a Masters course in the future. The course will award 15 credits at MA level. You will receive a credit transcript and this can be added towards any Masters programme including MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy)

You will study:

  • Ontology
  • Epistemology
  • Methodological Approaches
  • Sampling
  • Insider Research issues and ethics
  • Methods
  • Triangulation and Validity in Qualitative Research Methods
  • Coding – Making sense of data
  • Presenting Research

 

Teaching and Learning: You will access a range of pre-recorded videos and will have access to your tutor.

We are fully accredited by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and you will complete an application form and register with the university.

The course forms part of the MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy), Performance Coaching route.

This course will take 6 months to complete and our next entry date is October 2022

What are the benefits of receiving 15 credits at Master’s Level?

You will receive a credit transcript for 15 credits, and this is nationally recognised. It can count towards a full award, and this is known as RPL (Recognised Prior Learning). You can use it towards a PGCert/MA, or you can exit with a credit transcript and re-enrol at a later date.

All nationally recognised credit is transferrable between universities.

Cost: £750.00

You must have completed a module in research methods and hold a Postgraduate qualification.

Applications

Our MA programme is moderated and accredited by our academic partner, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Applicants will therefore go through a two-stage application process, with the first tier of application through the Voice Study Centre (formerly Voice Workshop) and the second tier of application through the University.

As part of the application process, you will meet with a Course Tutor for an interview. This is an excellent way for you to find out more about the programme and discuss your background and interests with one of our tutors. During this interview, a Course Tutor will assess your suitability for the programme and be able to answer any questions you may have.

Applicants will be asked to provide the following:

  • Two references (one of these must be academic) available upon request.
  • A personal statement detailing your reasons for wishing to undertake this postgraduate programme of study. This should be between 500-1000 words and include your professional and academic experience, your interests, your motivation for undertaking this programme of study, and what you hope to gain for your career path and continuing professional development.
  • Copies of your highest qualification (degree certificate and transcript).
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency.

During the formal University enrolment process, International students will be asked to provide a Personal Statement, ID, qualification certificates/transcripts, academic references and proof of English language level to UWTSD. This is in line with UK Government regulations for higher education institutions. Voice Study Centre (formerly Voice Workshop) will be supporting applicants and on hand to provide advice and guidance through this second tier of their application process with the University.

Vocal Pedagogy Research Resources

International Applicants

If an applicant has:

  • Successfully completed a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, at a recognised institution based in one of the above majority English speaking countries (certificates, transcripts and/or other documents stating language of delivery and assessment may be required by the University prior to an offer being made).
  • Successfully completed within the last five years a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate qualification at a recognised institution that has been certified as being taught in the medium of English (certificates, transcripts and / or other documents stating language of delivery and assessment may be required by the University prior to an offer being made).
  • A UKVI recognised Secure English Language Test awarded within 2 years of applying for entry to the University.
  • One of the following English Language Test documents awarded within 2 years of applying for entry to the University:
NAME OF QUALIFICATION LEVEL / SCORE REQUIRED
IELTS (Academic) Minimum overall score of 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Minimum score of 169 or above with no lower than 162 in Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking.
Cambridge English: Business Vantage
(BEC Vantage)
– for Business courses only.
Minimum score of 75 or above.
Cambridge English: Business Higher
(BEC Higher)
– for Business courses only
Minimum score of 60 or above
BULATS: Business Language Testing Service (online certificated version taken with certifying BULATS agents) – for Business courses only Minimum score of 65 or above.
Cambridge English: Financial (ICFE)
– for Business courses only.
Minimum score of 60 or above.
Cambridge English: Legal (ILEC)
– for Business courses only
Minimum score of 60 or above.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) C1
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Benchmark Score of 56 with a Minimum Score of 51 in Communicative Skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Scores may fall below the Benchmark Score in the Communicative Skills by no more than the specified Minimum Score and in no more than two Communicative Skills.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Wales Academic Language Test Minimum overall score of 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) ll Distinction in each component
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) lll Pass or above overall, with Passes or above in each component
International Baccalaureate Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 5 Language A or Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 5 Language B
Cambridge IGCSE Minimum Grade C (grade 4) in IGCSE in English as a first language, Grade C (grade 4) in IGCSE in English as a Second Language satisfy the English language proficiency requirements for undergraduate study
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