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Educational Research

The aim of the MSc in Educational Research is to provide the methodological, analytical and practical expertise required to become a competent educational researcher. This is an Economic and Social Research Council-recognised programme, and one of the research training pathways that make up the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

This MSc will appeal to applicants who are interested in developing a career in educational research, as well as professionals working in education institutions or organisations that require research knowledge and skills. You will work towards a master's qualification, through six taught units (120 credit points) and a dissertation (60 credit points), to cover the required preparatory training for a PhD application. It also provides research training for PhD candidates, who are required to take four core units (80 credit points).

Entry requirements

A UK undergraduate honours degree (upper second-class honours or international equivalent) and relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Educational Research. (


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,400 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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