About this course
Our MSc in Education online is a 100% online course so you can complete it anywhere in the world. Develop the necessary management and research skills to become an educational leader.
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. 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.
This course is right for you if you want to gain a UK qualification online or without having to travel to the UK. You can experience all the collaboration of a classroom from your laptop as you join group webinars or participate in interactive online activities.
The ability to collect, read and interpret data is an essential skill for your career. With our research modules, you'll learn to gather and analyse data while specialising within an area of interest.
As part of your master's in education online, you'll also develop an understanding in the following areas:
- how theory and practice can apply to different educational contexts
- the role of self-reflection in your teaching, incorporating tried and tested teaching methods
- emerging trends, including barriers and enablers of change in educational innovation
- leading and managing in education, including the concepts behind organisational change
- developing strategy and how we can adapt teaching methods to overcome challenges from global and social change
We have a long history of teaching education and because of our reputation we attract the top academic staff.
Associate Professor Vasilis Strogilos joined the University of Southampton in 2018. Vasilis has worked as an online tutor at the Roehampton London Online University and at the Greek Open University, as a researcher at the University of the Aegean (Greece), and as an assistant professor at the University of Thessaly (Greece) and the National Institute of Education/ Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
His teaching focuses on inclusive education and on research methods in education. Vasilis's research interests include: Inclusive education, Co-teaching, Multidisciplinary collaboration, Differentiated instruction, and Parents with children with learning disabilities.
This course is based at Online only.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.
In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.
You’ll need a 2:1 degree to study this course.
Recognition of professional experience
We will consider your application if you have relevant professional or voluntary experience.
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COVID-19: we've made some changes to the structure of the course for this academic year. Download the programme specification addendum in 'About this course' to learn more.
You'll complete your studies over 2 years. If you want to study in the UK for 6 weeks you can take an optional classroom-based module as part of the wider MSc Education programme.
During the first year, you'll study 4 compulsory modules.
In your second year, you'll work on:
- a compulsory module
- an optional module
- a dissertation
Want more detail? See all the modules in the course.
COVID-19: we've made some changes to our modules for this academic year. Download the programme specification addendum in 'About this course' to learn more.
This course may have further module changes. For full details download the programme specification in the about this course section.
For entry in Academic Year 2019-20
You must study the following modules in year 1:
You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:
Learning and assessment
COVID-19: we've made some changes to our learning and assessment methods for this academic year. Download the programme specification addendum in 'About this course' to learn more.
As well as short video lectures and online interactive activities you'll take part in:
- a short research project
- case studies
- group video conferences
- video tutorials
- independent learning
We'll have guest speakers giving live video tutorials. This will allow you to actively participate and ask questions.
We'll set out assessments based on professional practice and you'll be encouraged to reflect on your own experiences.
The dissertation builds on work undertaken across other modules and gives you an opportunity to take on a piece of independent research in a chosen topic. Normally, your dissertation will be individually supervised. The length of the dissertation will be between 15,000 and 17,000 words.
Group video conferences throughout the course will give you a way to talk through your progress and request extra help where needed. Some video conferences will be recorded so you can watch them at a time that suits you.
Possible careers you could develop from completing this course include:
- leader or manager in educational organisations
- private tutor
- education quality officer
Careers services at Southampton
We're a top 20 UK university for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019). Our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout your time as a student and for up to 5 years after graduation. This support includes:
- work experience schemes
- CV/resume and interview skills workshops
- networking events
- careers fairs attended by top employers
- a wealth of volunteering opportunities
- study abroad and summer school opportunities
We have a vibrant entrepreneurship culture. You'll be able to take advantage of:
Fees, costs and funding
Fees for a year's study:
- UK/EU students pay £4,625.
- International students pay £4,625.
What your fees pay for
Your tuition fee covers the full cost of tuition and all examinations.
Funding your postgraduate studies
A variety of additional scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations.
How to apply
You can apply directly through our online form by using the apply button on this page.
You must get your application to us by the end of the day on 7 September 2020. You must supply all supporting documentation at least 2 weeks before starting your course.
We cannot guarantee you'll be able to start your course if you do not meet these deadlines.
When you apply you’ll need to submit a personal statement explaining why you want to take the course.
You’ll need to include information about:
- your knowledge of the subject area
- why you want to study a postgraduate qualification in this course
- how you intend to use your qualification
You'll also need to send 2 academic references.
Please include the required paperwork showing your first degree and your IELTS English language test score (if you are a non-native English speaker) with your application. Without these, your application may be delayed.
You may also be asked to provide:
- a degree transcript
- a personal statement
Learn more about how to apply with our postgraduate application guide.
What happens after you apply
You'll be able to track your application through our online Applicant Record System.
We will assess your application on the strength of your:
- academic achievements
- relevant professional experience
- personal statement
- academic references
We'll get back to you within 6 weeks with a decision about your application.
Equality and diversity
We treat and select everyone in line with our Equality and Diversity Statement.
Got a question?
Please contact us if you're not sure you have the right experience or qualifications to get onto this course.
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 5000