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Postgraduate Courses in Narrative Research

Associate CertHE in Narrative Research

CNR co-directors and members teach the Associate Certificate in Higher Education in Narrative Research, a 30 credit Masters level programme by distance learning and onsite, in 2018 – 2019. This is a unique interdisciplinary programme, drawing on social sciences and the humanities to provide graduate-level education in narrative theories and methods. The programme gives students experience in the application of narrative concepts and analysis to particular fields. 

Narrative Research (September 2018 - January 2019 by distance learning with onsite and online tutorials)

This module provides students with an overview of the range of narrative research methodologies. Beginning with an exploration of the meaning of narrative, the module outlines Labovian methods, biographical methods and context-oriented methods. It then considers three key fields of narrative research: oral, personal narratives; written narratives (including autobiographies and letters); and visual narratives. Through a range of theoretical perspectives, we shall be attempting to address a number of questions; for instance: How do people come to see themselves as distinct subjects about whom a story can be told? What role do memory, ideology, sense of audience, etc. play in people's accounts of their lives? How do class, ethnicity, gender and other social characteristics shape the stories people tell? What do we look for when we analyse accounts of people's lives?

For academic information, please contact Corinne Squire:

For details of next year's programme, contact John Coleman

CNR co-directors and members teach the short course, Life Stories, to people from low-higher education backgrounds, particularly refugees. Colleagues, graduate students and undergraduate students from across UEL Social Sciences as well as from Health and Bioscience and Arts and Digital Industries, contribute.

For details, contact Corinne Squire

CNR co-directors and members also contribute to OLIve, Open learning Initiative for Refugees and Asylum Seekers at UEL, London.

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