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Education Practice and Innovation (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

The MSc in Education Practice and Innovation examines professional development, inclusivity in education with a focus on contemporary teaching and learning models for innovation. It's for teachers who want to drive change and make a difference in an inclusive way.

On this master's in educational practice, you'll learn how to respond to the teaching needs of different types of learners, to give all students an equal chance to achieve their full potential. This is a research-focused course, so you’ll be expected to assess the impact of research in education and social sciences and how it affects educational strategies and policies. You’ll learn to refine your practice based on the critical skills you’ll develop, using evidence from research to analyse different teaching and learning methods. During the course, you’ll learn about:

  • policies, educational practice and innovation within workplace learning
  • different forms of innovation in learning and teaching
  • barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation
  • major processes of training and development
  • the evaluation process and its relationship to training and development

Southampton Education School is one of the top higher education providers in the UK. There’s a strong interest in inclusivity in education at the university so you’ll not only have access to expert teaching staff but research groups like the Centre for Research in Inclusion. If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways.

We also offer 3 pathways on our MSc Education degree. Your other MSc Education pathway options are:

MSc Education - If you’re not sure which area of education you want to specialise in, our general Education pathway gives you the chance to explore a number of different areas.

MSc Education Management and Leadership - you'll develop knowledge and understanding of how to lead and manage education institutions, and how to become an academic leader.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Andri Christodoulou has teaching experience in different contexts with various age groups, and she is currently involved in the Primary PGCE programme tutoring students and teaching Science.

She received her BA in Primary Education from the University of Cyprus in 2005 and an MA in Science Education from King's College London in 2006. In 2007 she was awarded a 1+3 ESRC scholarship to undertake doctoral studies at King’s College London, as part of an ESRC funded professional development programme.

She has a keen interest in:

  • initial science teacher training
  • teacher professional development
  • students' understanding of the epistemology of science
  • argumentation and epistemic practices

Andri is a member of the Maths and Science Research Centre (MaSE), the European Science Education Research Association, and the National Association of Research in Science Teaching.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

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.

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