The MSc Educational Research is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised programme designed for Education professionals who want to develop their research knowledge and skills. It aims to provide students with the analytical and practical expertise required to be an educational researcher. The programme will appeal to applicants from a diversity of backgrounds who are interested in developing a career in educational research and professionals working in Education institutions and organisations that require research knowledge and skills.
The programme is one of the research training pathways that make up the South West Doctoral Training Centre.
The MSc in Educational Research is suitable for those candidates who are interested in learning more about educational research and who want to develop their skills as an educational researcher within their current career or would like to prepare themselves to undertake a PhD. The programme allows a chance to develop an understanding of the excitement and the complexities within the world of educational research and to build the knowledge and skills of students interested to become independent and critically informed researchers.
The Graduate School of Education is the top rated Education department in the UK for research, having achieved a 5* in the last UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Students on the MSc Educational Research, therefore, have the opportunity of working with the top researchers in the country who are also skilled in developing new researchers in the field.
The MSc Educational Research is suitable for;
It is essential that you set out your reasons for applying for the programme clearly and concisely and that this is related to educational research. This section of the application is extremely important in informing us in our decision making process. Applicants that fail to do this will not be successful in the application process.