Taught course

Educational Research

University of Exeter · Education

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Entry requirements

You will be expected to have obtained a first degree equivalent to at least a UK 2:1 Honours in a relevant area such as social sciences, humanities or management, and to have demonstrable interest in educational research.

If you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant teaching experience, we would welcome your application.

Months of entry


Course content

  • You’ll acquire general social science research skills that can be used in different contexts and applied to a variety of problems
  • Opportunities to specialise in a particular field of education within a research preparation framework
  • Relevant to students who are interested in doctoral research or wish to develop their educational research knowledge and skills or study a specific area of education
  • You will join an active and vibrant research community studying with some of the leading scholars in their disciplines and be taught by senior staff who are all engaged in educational research
  • You will be equipped with a range of academic, personal and professional skills that will prepare you confidently for employment, future study or training for professional practice

Information for international students

English language requirements
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

SSIS Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)1392 723192