MSc Educational Research (distance)


If you choose to study via distance learning, you can study full-time over one year (four modules) or part-time over two years (two modules per year, plus dissertation in second year).


The MSc Educational Research can be studied by distance, with students learning either in the UK or internationally. The content and learning outcomes of the distance learning variant are identical to those for the campus-based programme.

Distance students follow the taught modules through listening to online recorded presentations that correspond to campus sessions. Distance students also join the small online groups with campus students for the directed activities and have occasional online live links to campus sessions, e.g. for a debate and online group presentations.

If English is your second language, we offer a supplementary support.

The programme aims to equip you with:

  • a good grasp of the central ideas, concepts, debates, theories, philosophies and approaches employed by educational researchers;
  • a critical understanding of the main methodologies of educational research and strategies to decide which are appropriate to the problems they are investigating;
  • skills and understanding to conduct research projects independently using any of the main methodologies of educational research;
  • knowledge of and skills in the various forms of communicating and disseminating educational research.