Taught course

Action Research for Education

University of Huddersfield · Department of Education and Community Studies

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are typically:

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

• Experience of teaching, training or working in a relevant organisation in education or in a related sector. You also need to be in a work role which relates to learning/training.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you're currently working within the field of education, training or youth work and looking to progress your skills, specifically focusing on research and evaluation, then this course could be for you. You'll develop your understanding of how action research leads to improvements in learning and awareness of how effective personal development can contribute to raising standards within teaching/training professions and ultimately on learner achievements. The course is tailored around you – choose from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.

This course combines making a difference in your particular teaching/training context with learning about how to undertake research in a systematic and rigours manner.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

You'll be supported by our Academic Skills Tutor to help develop your ability to write effectively at masters level.

Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:

• How important is Induction to a successful student learning experience?

• How do I foster resilience in Trainee Teachers in Further Education?

Fees and funding

UK students
Details of the part-time fees can be found at http://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/#fees-2017-18
International students
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries (D246)
+44 (0)1484 478249