Research course

Educational and Social Research (MRes)

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Second-class UK honours degree, or overseas degree of equivalent standard, or equivalent professional or other qualification gained by written examination. Applicants with alternative qualifications may be asked to take a qualifying exam. You should also preferably have at least 2 years' professional experience relevant to MRes degree studies. You should submit a brief outline of your research interests and field of study.

MRes UK-based Also available as online course, contact the University of London International Programmes (ULIP)

Months of entry


Course content

Acts as valuable preparation for research in the academic community, the public sector or industry. Gives students in-depth knowledge of specialised research skills, a broad understanding of the relationship between research evidence, policy and practice and the ability to evaluate educational research evidence critically, and carry out rigorous research.

The entry date is October each year, applications are accepted from January to the end of August.

Department specialisms

Please see website.

Information for international students

We make every effort to care for the 500+ international students from over 80 countries registered on our courses each year.

Fees and funding

Employer, scholarship, sponsorship. Each academic year the Institute of Education will fund one student to undertake the full Online MRes.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions
+44 (0)20 7612 6000