University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Educational Research

Learn the skills and techniques you need to become a competent and informed researcher. You�ll get one-to-one support from dedicated professionals. Your tutor will guide you through selecting your topic, preparing assignments, identifying questions and carrying out fieldwork.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a good honours degree. If you�re a UK or EU student applying for an ESRC studentship or University fees-only studentship, you�ll need a first or a 2.1. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: critical issues in education and educational research; qualitative methodologies in educational research; dissertation. Optional modules: the practice of research; quantitative methods for educational research.

Assessment methods

You�ll submit three 6,000-word assignments, a portfolio record of achievement of a series of short practical assignments giving you continuous feedback throughout the Statistical Approaches and Methods module, and a 15�20,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

This programme meets specifications outlined by the economic and social research council (ESRC) and has been approved by that body the ESRC�s recognition of the programme means that it will fund a limited number of student places on the course per year.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 8115