Master in Research Methods (90 ECTS)


The Master in Research Methods (MResMethods) programme is carried out via a taught methodology component that is then developed into a detailed research endeavour that has to be implemented, presented and defended at Master’s level. Students will have demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge by designing and developing advanced research skills using specific tools and a robust methodological approach. It guides the student towards compiling peer-reviewed research articles at publishable level. It provides the student with sound practical knowledge and experience in preparation for a career that includes a significant research element, as well as in the preparation and training for a research endeavour at doctoral level.

Course Duration

5 Semesters

Entry Requirements

Relevant degree at 180 ECTS or more. An MQF Level 5 qualification and adequate professional experience may also be considered for mature students.

Careers & Progression

Our Research Methods MSc will equip you for a variety of careers that demand critical engagement with empirical research.

This could involve commissioning, designing or conducting research. Or acting on research.

You might consider the following types of employers:

local and central government
public and private sector research organisations
marketing consultancies
non-governmental organisations.

Exit Strategy

Post-Graduate Certificate in Research Methods (30 ECTS)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Research Methods (30 additional ECTS, total at 60 ECTS)
Master in Research Methods (30 additional ECTS, total at 90 ECTS)