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Education Research MA

Course Description

Course overview

Our course provides you with social science research training and specialised education modules. You'll develop a critical understanding of research methods, educational issues, practice, evidence and theory. It is ideal preparation for doctoral research in education.

The course will enable you to relate debates and methodological principles in education research to broader issues in social science research and educational policy and practice.

It also provides you with opportunities to acquire the theoretical frameworks, knowledge, understanding, skills and aptitudes necessary to undertake advanced research in education.

You will be a member of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University (CfLaT). You are encouraged to contribute to our education research culture, participating in events such as seminars, research teas and project dissemination events.

We aim to produce graduates who can successfully proceed to research, education and teaching careers in Universities, the public sector, or the private sector.

The course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as the first training year for students wishing to go on to study for a PhD under their 1+3 arrangements (Master's degree plus PhD).

The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) with the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) are ESRC-accredited through our North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC), one of the largest and most innovative centres of the ESRC's national network. These are centres of excellence for postgraduate social science scholarship, offering students a world-class, interdisciplinary environment for doctoral training and research.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/education-research-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/education-research-ma/#howtoapply

Visit the Education Research MA page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a related subject and a real interest in education research. Related subjects include: educational research; education; educational psychology; social science research.Some experience of teaching in a school, college, university or workplace is desirable but not essential.We will consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

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