MSc Educational Research

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two or three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2020

Programme overview

The aim of the MSc in Educational Research is to provide the methodological, analytical and practical expertise required to become a competent educational researcher. This is an Economic and Social Research Council-recognised programme, and one of the research training pathways that make up the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

This MSc will appeal to those who are interested in developing a career in educational research, as well as professionals working in education institutions or organisations that require research knowledge and skills.

Fees for 2020/21

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£8,200
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£4,100
Overseas: full-time
£19,700
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£8,200

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2020/21

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will work towards a master's qualification, through six taught units (120 credit points) and a dissertation (60 credit points), to cover the required preparatory training for a PhD application. The programme also provides research training for PhD candidates, who are required to take four core units (80 credit points).

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Educational Research.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK undergraduate honours degree (upper second-class honours or international equivalent) and relevant professional experience, supported by two referees.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career.

Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in your chosen field;
  • visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative;
  • high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice;
  • highly employable throughout the world;
  • adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community.

Read more about the careers of some of our education graduates.

How to apply
Application deadline:

We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.

The closing date for ESRC studentship applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 21st January 2020. For further details on applying for ESRC funding, please visit the SWDTP website.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Education:
  • 44% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 36% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 19% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Open days and visits

Find out more about opportunities to visit Bristol.

Register to attend our postgraduate open day, 20 November 2019.

Get in touch

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4234 Email: ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk

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University of Bristol
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Bristol BS8 1JA http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/study/masters/

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