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CPD Research Methods

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates
July, October, January, April
Course length
15 weeks PartTime
City campus

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Course aim

Completing this course will develop your skills as a potential producer of research, along with your ability to systematically evaluate research outcomes from a variety of sources.You will also engage in a variety of data analysis techniques.

Course content

Course under review

During the course, you will study:

  • research paradigms
  • quantitative methods,data collection and analysis
  • qualitative methods, data collection and analysis
  • mixed methods
  • critical appraisal and systematic reviews
  • developing research proposals
  • ethics in public health research

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered over one semester (approximately 12 weeks) for one half day per week. Research Methods normally runs from September to January. Sessions will include lectures, seminars and workshops.

Classroom based half day release at LJMU. Classroom based activity is supported with additional online Canvas (VLE) based activity and learning.

Entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU online application form. You will need to provide details of previous qualifications and a personal statement outlining why you wish to study this programme.

Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.


You will be assessed via a data analysis test and a research proposal.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Public Health/Public Health (Addictions) award framework or as a single CPD.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.