Education at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

On this master's in education, you'll take a research-first approach to understand and apply educational research. You’ll critically examine the relationship between educational research and educational practice in a range of learning contexts. Our MSc Education programme supports students to pursue a senior role in education or enhance their current teaching practice: • 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’ll have the opportunity to examine critically the nature of education, learning, teaching, and educational practice in the context of policy through different perspectives such as: global, national, regional, organisational, institutional, and through to the individual classroom. This is a more generic programme but students can also choose between two dedicated pathways leading to the award of ‘MSc Education Management and Leadership’ or ‘MSc Education Practice and Innovation’ depending on module selection. On our MSc Education 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
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 manage your own learning, development and employment.


You must study the following modules in year 1: Dissertation, Education Research, Learning and Teaching and, Understanding Education Research. You must also choose from the following modules in year 1: Globalisation and Education Policy, Inclusive Practices in Education, Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching, Management in Education Organisations 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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 .

Additional fee information
Education at University of Southampton - UCAS