Research Methods (PgCert)

University of the Highlands and Islands


Lews Castle College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Do you want to develop your expertise in a range of both qualitative and quantitative research and apply this to real-world issues? If so, then the PgCert in Research Methods could be the course for you.

This fully online programme is designed for students who wish to develop their research skills and will equip successful students with excellent skills to carry out research of a professional standard. The choices offered in the programme enable students to examine quantitative and qualitative methods in depth and also become competent practitioners in mixed methods and action research.

Research methods training is a cornerstone for success at doctoral study and successful completion of this programme will enable you to take the necessary steps towards this. You will be encouraged to think critically about the selection of appropriate approach to your research and select the most appropriate strategy for collecting and analysing data.

Entry Requirements

2.2 Honours degree in any subject. A third or an ordinary degree will be considered with appropriate professional experience.

Start Date

September, February


Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level