METLAB  
Switzerland

Post Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Research Methods

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Programme Number:             MLPGD101


DESCRIPTION

Our Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) programme provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and conduct qualitative research projects. The programme comprises a broad range of taught modules, as well as the opportunity to develop and ‘write-up’ a research proposal based on your preferred research topic or area of interest. The programme provides you with an opportunity to gain a qualification which greatly enhances your employability in today’s competitive workplace environment. 


The programme aims to:

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Online

Modules  

Assessment

     

Introduction to Qualitative Methods   

Presentation

      

Qualitative Research Design   

Report

       

Reflexivity and Voice in Qualitative Research    

Essay 

      

Research Populations, Access and Ethics   

Essay 


Data and Analysis

Report


Writing Qualitative Proposals

Report


Mini Research Project

Presentation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirement is a university degree or its equivalent, or significant professional experience. Postgraduate study requires that you have the ability to:

 

ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed at the end of each module. Various forms of assessment are used across the modules. The pass mark for each module is 60%. Any student who fails an assessment will be entitled to ONE re-submission. The table below provides guidance on the general criteria used to assess submitted work. Specific advice on individual modules’ assessment will be supplied by the module coordinators. All assessed work will be double-marked before a grade is awarded.

 

Grade

Description  

90%+
 

Truly Exceptional. Outstanding emonstration of learning outcomes: wide, appropriate knowledge and understanding (and where appropriate effective project work) including outstanding insight and/or originality. 

80-89%   
 

Evidence of reading and thought beyond course/assignment materials appropriate use of references and exemplars an exceptionally high standard of writing and communication. Excellent demonstration of learning outcomes: wide, appropriate knowledge and understanding including insight and/or originality, evidence of reading and thought beyond course/assignment materials, appropriate use of references and exemplars, a high standard of writing and communication.
 

70-79%   
 

Comprehensively. Good demonstration of learning outcomes: wide appropriate knowledge and understanding (and where appropriate effective project work) with only occasional lapses in detail evidence of reading and thought beyond course/assignment materials a high standard of writing and communication.
 

60-69%   
 

Generally  Satisfactory demonstration of learning outcomes: sound knowledge and understanding of essential material (and where appropriate essential project  skills). General accuracy with occasional mistakes and/or uncoordinated use   of information.
 

50-59%   
 

Unsatisfactory  demonstration of learning outcomes: some very basic knowledge and understanding (and where appropriate basic project skills). Omissions and/or weaknesses of presentation and/or logic and/or evidence. Inconsistency in argument and unsubstantiated assertion.
 

40-49%   
 

Poor  performance in learning outcomes: some relevant information and limited understanding (and where appropriate some project work completed under   supervision). Omissions and/or weaknesses of presentation and/or logic and/or evidence lack of familiarity with the subject of assessment and/or assessment vehicle. Inconsistency in argument and unsubstantiated assertion.
 

01-39%   
 

Very  weak performance in learning outcomes. Little evidence that learning or project work was seriously attempted. Entirely inconsistency in argument and unsubstantiated assertion.
 

0%   
 

No work submitted for assessment   


The Postgraduate Diploma in Qualitative Research Methods will equip you with key skills directly relevant to careers in economic (business & management), environmental, or social (public or NGO) sectors. You will also develop a range of transferable skills – including the ability to work independently, communicate clearly, and analyse complex information – that will be valued by employers in both public and private sectors.


TUITION FEE

The fee for this programme is CHF1,800.00

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please email: online@metlab.ch