Taught course

Education (Dissertation through flexible study)

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree and, ideally, professional experience relating to the area of study.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for education professionals who wish to investigate specific areas of interest through a combination of independent study and small-scale research, usually in their own work context. Designed as a flexible alternative to a traditional taught masters, it develops expertise across related assignments and builds to a dissertation. Regular attendance at classes is not normally required and tailored tuition possible. If appropriate you can attend Education School modules. Suitable for UK/EU students.

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Information for international students

Information for international students.

Fees and funding

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fees and funding

. Bursaries are available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA(Ed)
    part time
    up to 30 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    up to 18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Social and Human Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 3483