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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The overall purpose of this MSc is to prepare you for the independent conduct of educational research. You will acquire general social science research skills that can be used in different contexts and applied to a variety of problems, and also have the opportunity to specialise in a particular field of education within a research preparation framework.

This MSc is relevant to students with different interests:

  • Doctoral research students - The programme provides excellent preparation for a PhD. The four taught modules of the MSc are required research training for all MPhil/PhD students. The School has a wide range of research interests, which are practically reflected in the topics of our Research Groups.
  • Students interested in a Masters programme that prepares them in educational research knowledge and skills - Some students wish to do an educational research programme without having decided whether to undertake a Doctoral programme.
  • Students wishing to undertake a Masters programme in a specific area of education - Other students may wish to study a particular field of education at Masters level. This programme enables specialisation within a research preparation programme. The specific area of study can be studied within each of the four taught research modules and become the focus for the dissertation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 723192