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Hosted by the Social Science and Health Faculty, we provide an interdisciplinary environment for the development of research methods and for methods training. Activities are coordinated by team of Core Staff, and delivered by over 40 DRMC Fellows.

Our People
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Key priorities

Our postgraduate degree programmes have a strong interdisciplinary flavour. DRMC Fellows from across nine academic disciplines deliver the University’s suite of MA in Social Research Methods programmes and we are now accepting student applications for the new Masters in Data Science (social analytics) and the Masters in Data Science (Health). 

We also develop short training courses for students, staff and external partners.  As an Associate Centre, we deliver courses on behalf of the National Centre for Research Methods and we are also developing training courses and workshops with international partners, for example in Colombia, Ethiopia, South Africa and Thailand.

Together with Durham’s Advanced Research Computing and Research Data Management Teams, we foster new interdisciplinary research ideas at the Research Methods Café, where students, staff and external partners discuss a wide range of practical and fundamental topics. Durham Research Methods Conversations Blog, provides an outlet for graduate students and early career researchers to post reflections on these topics as well as opinion pieces on their own research methods and practices. 

Drawing on our network of DRMC Fellows, we develop new interdisciplinary research teams, for example to study interdisciplinary topics such as health, education and welfare.  We also lead initiatives addressing cross-disciplinary research practice concerns, including open access research, decolonising research practice, research data management, and co-produced research.

  • Postgraduate study

    Find out more about our MA and PGCert social research methods (RM) training across the university
    Students talking
  • Training

    We offer quantitative and qualitative non-credit-bearing training courses for postgraduate students and staff at Durham University as well as for external organisations.
    Seminar Workshop 2015

Postgraduate study

Find out more about our MA and PGCert social research methods (RM) training across the university
Students talking

Training

We offer quantitative and qualitative non-credit-bearing training courses for postgraduate students and staff at Durham University as well as for external organisations.
Seminar Workshop 2015