On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1. Be able to reflect on the significance of the different research methodologies, their advantages and disadvantages, as a means of solving a research hypothesis.
2. Have formulated an innovative research proposal, identified a suitable research methodology and outlined a programme of work for their dissertation.
Introduction to a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies suitable for application to dissertations in the fields of social science, history, architecture and design, management, technology and economics as related to the built environment.
Analysis and synthesis techniques for quantitative and qualitative data sets.
Drawing conclusions and presenting research findings.
The learning time for a 10 credit M course is approximately 100 hours, and when the course is studied in distance learning mode, this will be largely student centred.
Distance learning students will receive comprehensive study materials together with supporting text books. There will also be at least one intensive study school which will adopt a problem solving approach to the subject.
Throughout the texts there will be self-assessment questions [SAQs], which will be linked in to the student website, and these will allow the students to monitor their understanding of principles, procedure and practice as they progress through the material. The answers can be monitored by tutors and feedback given. Where practicable, SAQs will be interactive.
When delivered by Block Release, the learning and teaching strategy will rely on written courses guides, lectures, tutorials and seminars, supported by online learning resources.
L.O. 1 -2.
Word Length: 2000.
Outline Details: Individual Project – Dissertation Proposal.
Formative assessment – In class and/or Moodle based assessments.
- MSc. Safety, Health, Environment or Occupational Hygiene
Occupational safety and health aims to prevent accidents, ill-health and other losses arising from work and work related activities. The last few years have also seen safety professionals becoming increasingly responsible for environmental issues and, with current concern about climate change, this responsibility will almost certainly grow. As the field continues to grow, so will the need for professionals with graduate and post-graduate qualifications.
This programme delivered by lecturers at SBCS, with industry expertise, and awarded by the University of Greenwich, is currently the only post-graduate programme offered locally that is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It covers all aspects of occupational safety, health and environment. Significant emphasis is placed on learning and research. One of the first courses that students take is Critical Thinking, which provides them with the skills necessary to take full advantage of their studies.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for graduate membership from IOSH.
At SBCS we focus on -
- Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
- Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.
Highlights at a glance -
- IOSH Accredited (Global Recognition and Portability)
- Expert Lecturers