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    Full time & Part time available

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    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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  • Last Updated

    23 August 2018

Course content

The MSc Education currently provides two dedicated pathways leading the award of ‘MSc Education Management and Leadership’ or ‘MSc Education Practice and Innovation’ depending on your module selection. It is also possible to gain a more generic MSc Education.

Introducing your course

This is the course page for MSc Education at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Education and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of MSc Education .

If you still have questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiries. See our contact us page for our telephone, email and address information.


The overall aim of this programme is to examine critically the relationship between educational research and educational practice in a range of learning contexts.

Broadly, the programmes:

  • Enable you to examine critically the nature of education, learning, teaching and educational practice in the context of policy through different perspectives such as: global, national, regional, organisational, institutional and through to the individual classroom;
  • Provide you with a range of opportunities for studying and assessing the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings;
  • Facilitate raising your levels of knowledge, perceptions and ability to reflect critically on a range of educational matters such as: values; globalisation; innovation and control;
  • Provide you with opportunities to engage with current debates in educational research
  • Offer you opportunities to study the nature of and issues related to educational research methodology and for you to develop methods and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • Enable you to consider the nature and influence of evidence and its scope to support effective education;
  • Develop your understanding of complex inter-relationships and roles within educational contexts such as leadership and management;
  • Develop your skills and abilities in critical and indpendent thinking and capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment.

The aims of each pathway are to provide you with experiences relevant to your needs as educational practitioners with a focus on a particular aspect of education.

Our postgraduate programmes offer you the chance to work alongside internationally respected researchers. We offer a flexible route to a master’s degree which allows practitioners to research and develop more effective practice across different areas while gaining an MSc Education.

View the programme specification document for this course


Typical modules include: Learning and Teaching; Education Research: Practice and Methods; Understanding Education Research; Leadership in Education; Inclusive Practices in Education; Globalisation and Education Policy; The Social context of education and lifelong learning; Management in Education Organisations; Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching; Dissertation.

Visit the Education - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!




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