Education (Online) at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Are you a teacher, lecturer or trainer looking to advance into a leadership role? Our MSc in Education online is a 100% online course so you can complete it anywhere in the world. This part-time master's in education online is a flexible course aimed at mid-career teachers, trainers and education professionals who are passionate about changing the world of education.

  • Carrying out world-leading research in higher education, social justice and inclusive education, educational effectiveness, mathematics, science and health education
  • Covering the full spectrum, from early years to post-compulsory and lifelong learning
You will have the opportunity to explore the best in professional knowledge and practice, cutting-edge research, and evaluation evidence in a variety of educational contexts. You’ll learn about different teaching methods, leadership techniques and research skills. You'll also explore modern practices and emerging themes used in educational practices around the world. On our MSc Education (online) you’ll learn to:
  • Study and assess the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings
  • Engage with current debates in educational research
  • Explore topics around educational research methodology and develop methods and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Consider the nature and influence of evidence and its scope to support effective education
  • Develop your skills and abilities in critical and independent thinking and capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment.


You must study the following modules: Collecting & Analysing Data in Education, Dissertation, Effective Teaching & Learning, Innovating Practice in Education, Leading & Managing in Education and, Making Sense of Education Research. You must also choose from the following modules: Education Flex Assignment 1, Globalisation and Education Policy, Inclusive Practices in Education, Mentoring and Staff Development or, The Social context of education and lifelong learning.

Assessment method

Modules will normally be assessed by one or two assignments totalling the equivalent of 4000 words.   Assessment methods may include: Essays (including literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and critical narrative-type essays); Case studies (of individual practice, organisation level practices or national level policy/practice); Presentations (delivered orally or electronically); Posters (including contemporary versions such as e-newsletters and blogs); Digitally authored materials (including audio or video podcast or animated videos)

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2.1 bachelor's degree in subjects such as Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology or any subject if experience of teaching/working in education or with a UK QTS or PGCE qualification. Minimum of 2 years teaching experience is required.

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Education (Online) at University of Southampton - UCAS