This is the ideal programme if you want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to your area of work and use your findings to influence the way things are done.
We’ve designed this programme for professionals across the education spectrum, from early years and school education to the further, higher and adult sectors.
You can pursue your topic in many different fields supported by educational experts and a comprehensive programme that includes in-depth research training.
Your research project must focus on some element of policy or practice and be designed to promote innovation and improvement locally, regionally or nationally.
During the structured first stage of the programme, you’ll develop your research ideas with the help of an academic adviser. Six weekend workshops will provide research training and orientation.
With your proposal formally approved you’ll then progress to the supervised research stage of your degree, developing your thesis with support from .your supervisors
The programme concludes in the submission of your final thesis and a ‘viva voce’ examination to defend it.
Supervision and support
We can provide expert supervision in many fields of education, including:
- Teacher education - Early childhood - Inclusive education - Special educational needs - Disability - Families, parenting and young people - Social class - Urban education - Forest schools and natural learning environments - Digital and computing education - Science education - Education for health professionals - Higher education - Adult and lifelong learning
Where you'll research
Your faculty -
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.