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Education - MRes


Course Description

The Education MRes programme will be of interest to professionals who work with children, young people, families and adults who wish to:
-Acquire an in-depth understanding of research approaches, methods and skills which will enable research into professional practice
-Develop a critically evaluative understanding of current issues in practice, policy, professionalism and interprofessionalism for contextualising enquiry
-Become a confident skilled researcher by designing and implementing a substantial investigation
-Advocate and lead research-engaged practice by education professionals in and beyond their institutional setting
-Undertake research training in a specialist area of education to prepare for doctoral study

What will you study?

The MRes will enable you to:
-Acquire advanced research skills relevant to the field of study
-Learn how to conduct research ethically
-Undertake a research dissertation as the capstone of the programme

In the acquisition of usable outcomes for improving practice, you will be encouraged to have a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between practice-oriented knowledge, professional identity, institutional priorities and the research process. You will be encouraged to develop communication and dissemination plans for your research findings. On the course you will acquire knowledge of professional learning communities, research cultures and research leadership in local settings, both within organisations and across wider networks and collaborative partnerships. The programme has a strong focus on the interface of research, practice and professional learning in education-related fields of enquiry.

Assessment

Coursework assignments, including essays, poster, research proposal and research dissertation.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules
-Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professionalism
-Current Issues in Reflective Practice and Interprofessionalism
-Research Methods for Professional Practice
-Designing a Research Proposal
-Research Dissertation

Visit the Education - MRes page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates are normally required to have a honours degree and/or further qualifications relating to working with children, young people and families in a professional or interprofessional setting. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to professional learning in the fields of children's care or education. Candidates without these requirements may be invited to submit a portfolio for RPL assessment in order to demonstrate possible eligibility for entry.

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