Education (Practice and Innovation) at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

On this master's in educational practice, you'll learn how to respond to the teaching needs of different types of learners, to give all students an equal chance to achieve their full potential. You will explore innovations across Lifelong and Work-related learning sectors with a focus on, policy and innovative practice and, research and theoretical perspectives. You’ll study different teaching and learning methods and learn how to conduct and analyse educational research in the fields of innovation and inclusive practices: • 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 This programme will appeal to a broad spectrum of teachers and practitioners across all educational sectors but particularly those in post-compulsory education organisations. This is a research-focused course. You’ll be expected to assess the impact of research in education and how it affects educational strategies and policies with a focus on contemporary teaching and learning models for innovation. On our MSc Education Practice and Innovation you’ll learn to:

  • recognise innovation in learning and teaching
  • appreciate the context and policy drivers across the Lifelong and Work-Related sector
  • interrogate different forms of innovation and associated claims
  • explore emerging trends, including barriers and enablers of change in educational innovation
  • recognise and critique the major processes of training and development
You’ll join a close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in-depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. You’ll graduate with the skills to analyse the challenges facing education and critically reflect on your teaching and learning practices to advance your career.


You must study the following modules in year 1: Dissertation, Education Research: Practice and Methods, Inclusive Practices in Education, Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching, Learning and Teaching, Understanding Education Research. You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:Globalisation and Education Policy or The Social context of education and lifelong learning.

Assessment method

Assessment methods may include: Essays; Oral/electronic presentations; Posters; Authored materials (e.g. an audio or video podcast, a learning resource or educational game).

How to apply

International applicants

English Language Band C: For IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in all components. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

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 8 weeks teaching experience is required and clear rationale for choosing this programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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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Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Education (Practice and Innovation) at University of Southampton - UCAS