The EPPI Centre provides many years’ experience of conducting reviews, teaching and supporting reviewers, and developing innovative methods for synthesis. We provide a variety of different types of MSc and short courses, seminars and tailored training and support.
Designed to equip you with knowledge and practical skills for synthesising and using all types of research evidence, this programme includes a dissertation and modules taught by EPPI Centre tutors. A limited number of places are available on the following modules so these can be taken as individual courses without MSc credits:
- Systematic review design and planning
- Systematic reviews for complex policy issues
- Research engagement, participation and impact
- Systematic reviews: meta-analysis, qualitative synthesis, and mixed methods synthesis
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This programme offers a solid grounding in the theory and practice of social policy and related research methods, including systematic review. It has ESRC 1+3 training recognition, meaning it stands alone as an MSc but will also prepare students for doctoral research. Two of the programme's core modules, Understanding the Policy Process, and Evidence for Policy and Practice, are led by EPPI Centre staff.
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We also offer MPhil/PhDs at the UCL Social Research Institute, allowing students to carry out their own research project within a multidisciplinary and multi-method environment. Please click here for further information.
Tailored training and support
The EPPI Centre provides tailored training, centralised resources and support for groups wishing to undertake systematic reviews of research on a range of policy and practice issues. We have supported more than 30 national and international groups undertaking reviews within different topic areas. Tailored workshops have been provided for organisations including: the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network; the Continuing Professional Development Centre at the University of Oxford; the Department of Social Work; Department for International Development; the European Food Standards Agency; University of Central Lancashire; Government Office for the West Midlands, Birmingham; the Sussex Institute at the University of Sussex; the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR); the London School of Economics (LSE) Health and Social Care; the Ministry of Education, Oslo, Norway; RAU University, Johannesburg, South Africa; SPARK, American University of Beirut; Aarhus University, Denmark; and the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queens University Belfast.
The EPPI Centre provides centralised resources and support for groups wishing to undertake systematic reviews of research on a range of policy and practice issues. We have supported more than 30 national and international groups undertaking reviews within different topic areas.
Click here for more details on tailored training.
The EPPI Centre runs regular seminars and events of general interest to many of our partners.