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Southampton Education SchoolPostgraduate study

Taught Courses

We offer three main routes through to a masters degree in Education. Both provide ample opportunity for students to develop important skills and enjoy the challenge of marrying issues of research, practice and policy in the complex field of Education.

1. MSc Education

MSc Education Practice & Innovation

MSc Education Management & Leadership 

2. MSc Education (Online)
3. MA Education Dissertation through Flexible Study - MA Ed Flex

 

1. MSc Education

This programme provides a modular route to the award of MSc Education, with a wide range of taught modules available for you to choose from.

An opportunity to develop important skills
A Masters degree in Education

There is a set of "common modules" that are normally studied by all students on our MSc programmes, and other optional modules, either because you want to focus in one of our areas of specialism (Management & Leadership or Practice & Innovation) or because you want to maximise the variety available in your degree.

Our optional modules align strongly with the research interests of our teaching staff and so tutors inject insights from their current and previous research into the learning that you will experience. The MSc is completed by working toward a substantial dissertation for which you will have the opportunity to plan, conduct and report your own primary research.

2. MSc Education (Online)

This is a new online part time degree for education professionals seeking an innovative and flexible opportunity to study. It is available to both UK and International students.

3. MA Education Dissertation through Flexible Study - MA Ed Flex

The "Flex" is a very different approach to a masters degree which suits those students who already have strong independent learning skills and a clear idea of a topic that they wish pursue in depth.

Applicants submit an outline study proposal and each student is allocated an individual supervisor who will help to firm up the study proposal and support the student through the stages of the programme which allow for a gradual build up from short assignments, growing in challenge and culminating in a substantial dissertation.

(Please note, the Flex is a taught programme and cannot be offered by distance learning. It is also not open to students who require a Tier 4 visa in order to study in the UK).

Key facts

We offer two main routes through to a masters degree in Education. Visit our course pages to see our postgraduate course options.

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MSc Education explained
MSc Education explained
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I now have an understanding of curriculum issues, which determine what to teach in relation to local and national contexts, and lastly, how to carry out my own micro research for my school and work.

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