Research course

Education MRes

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Education
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Before submitting an application, potential applicants should contact the course leader, Professor Alison Kington (a.kington @worc.ac.uk) with an expression of interest, to discuss their potential research topics and ideas. This will enable us to ascertain that we have the necessary expertise and if relevant, the equipment required for the project to be completed successfully. Having completed the expression of interest stage and discussed research ideas with the course leader, all applicants must then complete the application form and submit this to the Graduate Research School at least 6 weeks before the start of the Semester (normally September, please contact the Graduate Research School for more information). All applications are passed to the relevant Course Leader for consideration. If the application has potential, an interview is scheduled by a panel comprising at least two members of academic staff.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MRes in Education is an advanced postgraduate degree which can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research.

The Institute of Education is one of the country’s major providers of education, training and research for the children’s workforce. We have a reputation for the highest quality provision, partnership working and delivery.

The Master by Research (MRes) programme provides an opportunity for students to gain a qualification centred on an intensive piece of research. This advanced postgraduate degree provides an exciting opportunity for in-depth understanding and exploration of the rich landscape of educational issues.

The ethos of the programme is based on developing the essential research knowledge and skills related to the broad field of education. All modules included on this degree are research focused and informed and centred on the development of the student as an independent researcher.

The Programme aims to prepare students to:

  • Prepare for doctoral level study
  • Engage in a career in educational research in a range of educational contexts
  • Meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions
  • Think for themselves in the development of a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Alison Kington
Email
a.kington@worc.ac.uk