Masters | Postgraduate Course - Educational Research - Distance Learning available MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,800 full-time; £3,900 part-time International: £17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time
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Educational Research - Distance Learning available MSc

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MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, Distance Learning available

The overall purpose of this MSc is to prepare you for the independent conduct of educational research. You will acquire general social science research skills that can be used in different contexts and applied to a variety of problems, and also have the opportunity to specialise in a particular field of education within a research preparation framework.

Our MSc Educational Research is relevant to students with different interests:

  • Doctoral research students
  • The programme provides excellent preparation for a PhD. The four taught modules of the MSc are required research training for all MPhil/PhD students. The School has a wide range of research interests, which are practically reflected in the topics of our Research Groups.
  • Students interested in a Masters programme that prepares them in educational research knowledge and skills
  • Some students wish to do an educational research programme without having decided whether to undertake a Doctoral programme
  • Students wishing to undertake a Masters programme in a specific area of education
  • Other students may wish to study a particular field of education at Masters level. This programme enables specialisation within a research preparation programme. The specific area of study can be studied within each of the four taught research modules and become the focus for the dissertation.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ERPM000 The Nature of Educational Enquiry 30
  • ERPM001 Interpretive Methodologies 30
  • ERPM002 Scientific Methodologies 30
  • ERPM005 Designing and Communicating Research 30
  • ERPM004 Dissertation 60

Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have obtained a first degree equivalent to at least a UK 2:1 Honours in a relevant area such as Social Sciences, Humanities or Management, and to have demonstrable interest in educational research.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Completion of the programme can lead to a variety of research roles within educational and social science fields.

Our postgraduate programmes are designed to give you career progression in your specialist educational area of choice.