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Educational and Social Research (the Online MRes)

Course Description

Study for a prestigious MRes in Educational and Social Research

by distance learning

You are likely to be, or aspire to be, involved in either educational or social research. Maybe you would like to learn research skills or you need a qualification to prove what you know. Tutors from the Institute of Education will work with you and help you to develop your own research agendas.

Course aims

The course has been recognised by the ESRC as a comprehensive programme of research training which will:

- provide the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to interpret, evaluate and carry out research in any education-related setting

- enable you to effectively work with, and perform research in a variety of sectors, including industry, the public sector, and the academic community

- explore a wide range of disciplinary approaches to educational research and the relevance of disciplines such as Sociology, Psychology, History and Philosophy for undertaking research in educational settings

- allow you to gain expertise in research procedures such as interviewing, literature reviewing, data analysis, and writing act as valuable preparation if you wish to undertake doctoral studies.

Your time commitment

We estimate that you will need to study for 10-15 hours a week.


The course has been developed by the Institute of Education, the largest institution in the UK devoted to the study of education and related areas. Founded in 1902, the Institute is a world-class centre of excellence for teacher training, higher degrees, research and consultancy in education and related areas of professional practice and the social sciences.

A rich virtual learning environment

This course is available via distance learning, allowing you to study flexibly and balance work and personal commitments.

Contact us today

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre:

Visit the Educational and Social Research (the Online MRes) page on the University of London International Programmes website for more details!

Entry Requirements

MRes: A good degree in an appropriate discipline.

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