Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Education and Society

Our MRes award provides a research underpinning/training for those progressing towards doctoral study, and for research workers in education and the social sciences. It is also relevant for those in leadership positions in education and the social science policy fields seeking to commission or deliver research and contribute confidently in contemporary debates. Taught sessions for this full-time Masters are delivered at the University's Brooks Building in Manchester. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an Honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard. International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, TOEFL computer-based 20. Award Leaders may interview applicants exceptionally where IELTS scores are very close to the overall average of 6.5, and where applicants can bring examples of their writing.

Course modules

Term1: theory and philosophy in educational and social research; introduction to educational and social research design. Term 2: Choose two from: collaborative research project; globalisation, social justice and social change; identity, equality and empowerment in childhood; independent study; key issues in managing diversity, disability and special educational needs; practice based project; transformative and ethical leadership of educational settings.

Assessment methods

Written assignments, oral, web-based and group presentations, peer assessment and dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Didsbury Campus Manchester M20 2RR North West

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