Taught course

Education (Online)

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

A first degree at first or upper second level from a UK University or equivalent qualification from a non-UK University. You will need to supply evidence that you have appropriate experience in education or in a related professional field relevant to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a teacher, lecturer or trainer looking to advance into a leadership role? Our MSc in Education online is a 100% online course so you can complete it anywhere in the world. This part-time master's in education online is a flexible course aimed at mid-career teachers, trainers and education professionals who are passionate about changing the world of education.

• Join a community of education leaders shaping practice and innovation globally ranked 4th in the UK (Education, The Complete University Guide, 2022)

• Carrying out world-leading research in higher education, social justice and inclusive education, educational effectiveness, mathematics, science and health education

• Covering the full spectrum, from early years to post-compulsory and lifelong learning

You will have the opportunity to explore the best in professional knowledge and practice, cutting-edge research, and evaluation evidence in a variety of educational contexts. You’ll learn about different teaching methods, leadership techniques and research skills. You'll also explore modern practices and emerging themes used in educational practices around the world.

On our MSc Education (online) you’ll learn to:

• Study and assess the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings

• Engage with current debates in educational research

• Explore topics around educational research methodology and develop methods and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation

• Consider the nature and influence of evidence and its scope to support effective education

• Develop your skills and abilities in critical and independent thinking and capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment.

Information for international students

For more information see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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