University of Southampton
Shaping the future of education
The Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton has links throughout the world in all phases of education. We work closely with educators and trainers in the wider public sector and many areas of business and industry. We contribute an education perspective to researching key aspects of the future: how people will work; the health of future generations; securing the flow of those with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills; and achieving an inclusive society.
The University of Southampton
As members of the influential Russell group - an association of 20 major UK research universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London and the London School of Economics, Southampton currently receives more than £84.3m pounds in research grants and income each year. The Times Good University Guide 2009 judged "the proportion of income derived from research at Southampton [to be] among the highest in Britain."
Our postgraduate taught programmes
Our Postgraduate Taught Programmes are one year (two years part-time) intensive programmes aimed at students who wish to study a particular field in education, developing their understanding and skills for use in professional leadership work in education. The Southampton Education School offers five high quality programs, including:
The school has over one hundred and sixty research students who are supported through membership of thriving research centres and team supervision. They engage in a programme of research training that is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council for its quality. Research students have access to high quality IT and library facilities including state of the art data collection equipment and data analysis software. All full-time research students are provided with their own desk and filing cabinets, along with a computer and high speed internet access. Financial support is provided for conference attendance and Southampton Education School and Faculty bursaries are available. Our doctoral completion rates exceed the expected ESRC standard.
Southampton Education School offers four PG Research Programmes:
A PhD is considered to be the highest academic degree you can earn, will qualify you to teach and carry out research at a university or to work or lead research groups in industry, government or public sector where a high level of advanced research expertise in a specialist area is required.
Doctorate of Education
The Doctorate of Education (EdD) is a professional taught doctorate preparing leaders for academic, administrative or research positions in all phases of education, training, and health and caring professions in private, public and voluntary sector. It differs from the traditional PhD in that instead of working primarily alone, your programme will include a substantial taught element and also allows you to develop depth in a specialism.
The Integrated PhD is designed for professionals in education and related disciplines who wish to become experts in a specialist area, as well as gain the highest quality research training to equip them to undertake subsequent educational research projects as part of their career. This course is especially suitable for overseas students seeking to convert from other disciplines, and also those who are awarded four-year scholarships through their government or other sources. You do not need a Masters degree to enrol on this programme.
MPhil in Research Methodology
Open to professionals in any field, and recognised by the ESRC for the '1+3' research student competition, our MPhil (Res Meth) is a taught research degree designed to equip student, policy makers, career researchers, health service professionals, and managers with research responsibilities with the methodical foundations and skills of social and educational research.
Southampton Education School research centres
Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
Lifelong and Work-related Learning
Mathematics and Science Education
Social Justice and Inclusive Education
New Southampton Education School building
Sustained investment across the University (£200m over 4 years) ensures the world-class facilities that Southampton is recognised for. The Southampton Education School is housed in a new £19m building.
Sports and recreation
Our impressive sporting and recreation facilities are among the best of any UK university. The £8.5m Jubilee Sports Centre is close by Southampton Education School.
There are over 22,000 students at the University of Southampton, including 17,000 undergraduate students and a 5,000-strong postgraduate community. We have over 1,400 students from the EU and also welcome more than 3,400 international students (from outside the EU) from over 130 different countries.
Southampton is one of the largest providers of accommodation in the university sector, with more than 5000 places in 20 halls of residences. International students are offered a place for the full duration of their programme.
For further information visit: www.southampton.ac.uk/education
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