A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. We may also consider your application if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply. English language requirements may also apply.
Months of entry
Research in an educational setting requires a very specific set of skills. In this advanced-level programme you will gain those skills and develop your understanding of the nature and use of research in education.
Recognised as a Research Training programme by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this masters has been designed as both a free-standing degree and the first year of doctoral study (the first year of a ‘1+3’ programme).
This programme will allow you to develop analytical and practical skills useful not only for a career in academia but also in other research settings and in the commercial sector. If you are an education professional, the theories and techniques you will develop on this programme will enable you to undertake empirical work in your own area of practice.
On completion of the programme you will be able to critically evaluate research evidence based on quantitative and qualitative data and will have gained the knowledge and experience to conduct rigorous research in education and allied social subjects.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: Scholarships and student finance
Qualification and course duration
MSc Educational Research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0) 131 651 3121