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MSc Education (Research Training)

Catalog id : TM_ED6N3
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
October

 Tuition fee

International
16280 GBP
National
8460 GBP
EU
8460 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department
Department of Education
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
2

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About this course

The MSc Education (Research Training) introduces you to the range of tools and concepts that are necessary in educational research and provides you with the knowledge and abilities to undertake your own research and to evaluate the research of others.

  • The course covers a range of quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and data analysis, and introduces you to the challenges of carrying out social research in the field of education.
  • A particular feature of the course is that all students take part in a an ‘internship’ where they work with an academic on ongoing research projects.
  • During this time they gain experience by working on the variety of activities that are an everyday part of doing educational research.

Graduate destinations

Education graduates go on to a range of policy, professional and academic careers. A significant number continue to doctoral research in the department.

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Eligibility Criteria

1. Academic ability

Proven and potential academic excellence

  • Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a relevant subject, preferably in the social sciences.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.
  • No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

References/letters of recommendation 

  • Your references will support intellectual ability, academic achievement, motivation and ability to work in a group.
  • One of your references should be from your most recent academic tutor.
  • If you are currently in employment, you would be expected to provide a reference from your employer alongside academic references which comment on your academic suitability for the course.

Written work produced by the student

  • You should supply two pieces of written work, of about 2,000 words each.
  • This will be assessed for understanding of the subject area, an ability to construct and defend an argument, and proficiency in academic English. 
  • The written work should be related to the course, and should be on two separate topics.
  • You may submit written work previously completed for a prior course of study if the topic is relevant ie an assignment or chapter of a dissertation etc, provided it meets the requirements.
  • If the piece of work is significantly longer than 2,000 words it should be edited to meet the requirements.

Statement of purpose/personal statement

The personal statement should be one to two pages in length, in English.

This will be assessed for:

  • your reasons for applying to this particular course
  • the areas of study in the subject which interest you
  • your relevant academic, research and/or practical experience
  • what you want to achieve from the programme you are applying for
  • your future aspirations, ie where you will take what you have learnt from the course
  • the nature of the research project that you hope to undertake (if you have ideas about this).

English Language Requirement:

Tests:

IELTS Academic

  • Minimum Score: 7.0
  • Minimum 6.5 per component

TOEFL iBT:

  • Minimum Score: 100
  • Minimum component scores: Listening (22), Reading (24),Speaking (25), Writing (24)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE):

  • Minimum Score: 185
  • Minimum 176 per component
  • CPE taken before Jan 2015: Grade C

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE):

  • Minimum Score: 185
  • Minimum 176 per component
  • CAE taken before Jan 2015:Grade B

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Course Modules

  • The course covers a range of quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and data analysis, and introduces students to the challenges of carrying out social research in the field of education.
  • A particular feature of the course is that all students take part in a research internship where they work in a research group within the department on ongoing research projects.
  • During this time they experience some of the variety

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How to Apply

The set of materials you should send with an application to this MSc comprises:

  • a statement of purpose/personal statement, of one to two pages in length
  • a CV/résumé
  • three academic and/or professional references
  • official transcripts detailing your university-level qualifications and marks to date
  • two relevant academic essays or other writing samples from your most recent qualification of 2,000 words each, or 2,000-word extracts of longer work.

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