This course provides students with social science research training and specialised education modules. It is ideal preparation for doctoral research in education. The course enables students to relate debates and methodological principles in education research to broader issues in social science research and educational policy and practice. It also provides students with opportunities to acquire the theoretical frameworks, knowledge, understanding, skills and aptitudes necessary to undertake advanced research in education.
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A 2.1 Honours degree in a related subject and a real interest in education research. Related subjects include: educational research; education; educational psychology; social science research. Some experience of teaching in a school, college, university or workplace is desirable but not essential. Applicants are considered on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.