The aim of the MSc 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 Centre.
This MSc will appeal to applicants who are interested in developing a career in educational research and professionals working in education institutions and 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).
- Core Skills in Educational Research (not assessed)
- Understanding Educational Research
- Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences
Optional units include
- Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
(units can also be selected from other Master's programmes in the school)
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.