Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

This postgraduate programme is aimed at professionals and practitioners who need to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, especially those from health, policy, NGO and government sectors including researchers and those who manage and/or commission research. No prior knowledge of research methods is necessary.

  • Set in a leading international centre for the study of social science and health.
  • A dynamic, research-led department with an international reputation for excellence.
  • Wide range of disciplinary and methodological expertise offered by a dedicated team of academics.
  • Flexibility: modules can be taken either as stand-alone units or towards the PG Cert qualification.
  • An excellent foundation for understanding, conducting, commissioning or using research in the social, policy and healthcare arenas.
Programme leader/s: Dr Laurie Corna
Awarding institution: King’s College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent): UK 60/ECTS 30
Duration: January – March plus one week in May (Full Time) OR January – March over two years, plus one week in May in second year (Part Time)
Location: Strand Campus, London
Student destinations:
Our postgraduate students have gone on to pursue a range of careers including consultant positions in medicine and psychiatry, work as specialist health care practitioners, positions in Government and the public sector, policy positions in public and voluntary organisations, analytical posts, and research and academic posts in universities around the world. Many of our past graduates now work in strategic positions in medicine, social care and policy or within central or local government, voluntary organisations, or non-governmental organisations.