Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Education Research

This course provides students with social science research training and specialised education modules. It is ideal preparation for doctoral research in education. The course enables students to relate debates and methodological principles in education research to broader issues in social science research and educational policy and practice. It also provides students with opportunities to acquire the theoretical frameworks, knowledge, understanding, skills and aptitudes necessary to undertake advanced research in education.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a related subject and a real interest in education research. Related subjects include: educational research; education; educational psychology; social science research. Some experience of teaching in a school, college, university or workplace is desirable but not essential. Applicants are considered on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6569