Taught course

Master of Research (Education / Social Policy)

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

You will also be considered if you have relevant work experience and deemed to have academic potential.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes at Cardiff Met provides you with both the theoretical and practical training needed to thrive as an advanced researcher. There are two study options available:

  • Master of Research Education – MRes
  • Master of Research Social Policy – MRes

This MRes taught programme will provide you with the advanced research skills for you to critically analyse, interrogate, and research, either contemporary societal problems and policy issues, or undertake education research.

The MRes is suited for graduates from across a range of subjects including Education, Social Policy, Housing, Health and Social Care, Politics, Sociology, and other Social Sciences disciplines. It is also suited for graduates from other disciplines who want to develop advanced social research skills, and those wishing to develop a career in education or social policy research.

During the MRes you will identify and undertake a substantial independent research project.

Throughout you will develop your ability as an advanced researcher, gaining hands on experience in both qualitative and quantitative approaches. You will be supported to develop and apply your skills as a critical thinker and also gain experience of tailoring your dissemination from your research findings.

The MRes Education or MRes Social Policy will advance your intellectual and practical research abilities and will help you to develop the skills and experiences that are in high demand in many fields of employment.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Fees and funding

As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Full information is available on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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