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Education Online (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
2 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
October 2020

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.

Course lead

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.

Course location

This course is based at Online only.

Awarding body

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.