University of Winchester

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Social Research in Education (Research)

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Course summary

This programme offers a focused study of research methods applicable to educational settings and educational enquiry. The programme develops an in-depth understanding of research methods, research design and the cultural and ethical contexts in which educational research takes place. The programme provides intensive training in social research methods and approaches. It aims to equip students with advanced qualitative and quantitative research skills, which support them in developing towards careers in research or as senior professionals able to support others in research endeavours, for example in schools. Research design is a focus, enabling students to select appropriate approaches and methods to carry out investigations. It provides students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex ideas, and creatively plan and manage an independent postgraduate research project in education. It also equips students with the necessary skills to undertake further doctoral study. Students may choose to target a particular aspect of educational practice for data collection. However, assignments analyse data collection methods, analysis approaches or ethical aspects of the research rather than the content of the practice.


Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Student Visa sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9550 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9550 Whole course
Scotland £9550 Whole course
Wales £9550 Whole course
Channel Islands £9550 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9550 Whole course
EU £17450 Whole course
International £17450 Whole course

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Social Research in Education at University of Winchester - UCAS