School of Education

University of Manchester

Educational Research

This course prepares students to carry out and evaluate educational research in a critical and self-critical manner. Students are encouraged to develop analytical and thinking skills in relation to the different philosophical approaches to research; supports the acquisition of cognitive, practical and transferable skills relevant to research and practice; course comprises compulsory modules including: planning of research; literature review; introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods; and quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques; optional modules include researching disability; discourse analysis; researching sensitive issues; test development and action research.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, in a relevant discipline; IELTS 7.0; TOEFL 600 in the paper-based test or 250 in the computer-based test (with 4.5 in the essay rating).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

This course is an ESRC recognised Research Training Programme; funding is available to support well-qualified home and EU students only wishing to be considered for a 1+3 studentship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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