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Flexible study

The Southampton Education School's postgraduate programmes provide the flexibility required by today's aspiring and practising professionals.

Study tailored to met your needs

We offer a mix of full-time, part-time and flexible study programmes.

Our MSc Education currently provides three dedicated pathways in management and leadership, or education practice and innovation. You can mix these with available options from across the University to create a programme that matches your own needs and interests.

Where regular campus-based classes are not feasible, you can also gain an MA (Ed) Dissertation through flexible study.  This programme enables you to build up specialist knowledge in an area of your choice, through a combination of independent study and small-scale research. For recently qualified teachers who have gained M-level credits through the University’s PGCE programme, this can be an ideal route to a full Master’s award. 

A one-year taught postgraduate course is often the foundation for a three year PhD by 'pure' research. Our MPhil Research Methodology delivers the core skills for researching in Education or other related disciplines, in academia or elsewhere. Other doctoral programmes are based on a mix of taught and research components. These give dedicated training for specialists.

All programmes are constantly under review, ensuring the best fit for you and your career.

Adrian Halnan, Director of Education,talks about employability

Routes into teacher training

Explore the wider aspects of education with a specalist master's qualification. Find out more here.

Train with us in Southampton, or with our partner colleges across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Build on your degree with PGCE and gain your QTS for primary, secondary or QTLS for FE. Find out more here.

Those who study part time, in our experience, have had good career progression once they’ve qualified and often seem to get promotions within their own professions

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