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Education Online (MSc)

Master of Science
2 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2023

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

Dr. Nora McIntyre joined the University of Southampton in 2021, where she serves as the specialist in educational innovation for the Southampton Education School.  Nora served as a Senior Research Associate for the EdTech Hub at the University of Cambridge.  She established the research centre for a start-up online learning company.  She undertook a number of other post-doctoral research positions after completing her PhD in Educational Psycholgy at the University of York UK in 2016. 

Visit Dr. McIntyre's profile to learn more about her work.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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