University of Southampton

University of Southampton


The overall aim of this programme is to examine critically the relationship between educational research and educational practice in a range of learning contexts. Broadly, the programmes: enable students to examine critically the nature of education, learning, teaching and educational practice in the context of policy through different perspectives.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree at 1st or upper 2nd level from a UK University or equivalent qualification from a non-UK University. Students will need to supply evidence of appropriate experience in education or in a related professional field relevant to the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: understanding educational research; issues in learning and teaching research; policy and curriculum matters; dissertation research methods; dissertation. 2 optional modules from: management and leadership; practice and innovation; specific learning difficulties. 1 optional module from a list which may include: lifelong and work-related learning; leadership, school improvement and effectiveness; mathematics and science education; professional practice and pedagogy; social justice and inclusive education; leadership and administration in higher education; mentoring and staff development.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 3483