University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Educational Research

This course prepares you for doctoral studies and a career in Educational Research through a series of taught modules and a dissertation. Under the guidance of a team of leading academics you will learn the skills of research, from conception through to design, methodology and data collection, to analysis, interpretation and dissemination. As part of the course you will engage closely with research projects currently being undertaken by the School of Education.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

It comprises taught modules and a dissertation. The taught modules are delivered by a number of subject areas, including Education. They include a short research placement in an educational setting.

Assessment methods

Students will be required to conduct a small piece of educational research and write this up as a 15000-word dissertation to be completed during May to September (May to December for part-time students).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MRes Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MRes Part-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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