A good quality first degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject and relevant experience.
Months of entry
The MRes Programme is a Faculty wide, cross-disciplinary research training course with an Education strand which provides high quality training to potential doctoral students as well as a stand-alone qualification to train social science researchers. The Programme has four broad aims to enable students to review systematically, and to evaluate critically:
- alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in social and educational enquiry
- the application of these approaches in the specific areas of social and educational enquiry in which students are specialising.
- support students, within an active research community, in identifying and investigating their own original research questions
- equip students with the skills to contribute to research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences.
Semester one units:
Contemporary Issues in Educational Research 1 : Critical Users
Principles and Skills of Social Research
Qualitative Methods 1
Quantitative Methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods
Short Research Apprenticeship Project
Semester two units:
Contemporary issues in educational research 2: competent producers
Quantitative methods 2 or Qualitative methods 2
Independent research essay
Long research apprenticeship project
You will also complete a 15,000 word Dissertation.
Information for international students
IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the four components) TOEFL 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test) (TWE: 4) or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.
Fees and funding
This programme is recognised as being part of the Education Discipline Pathway, in the ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC). Applicants to this programme are therefore able to apply for ESRC-funded 1+3 studentships.
View information on the funding opportunities visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Officer
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