You will be encouraged to participate in a research training programme, but you will not be required to complete assignments for research training modules you attend. It is suitable for those who are interested in developing their independent research skills and many students who complete this course progress onto PhD study afterwards.
Over the last five years, an impressive 98.3 % of Education postgraduates have been in work and/or further study six months after graduation.
Graduates of the Education By Research degree from University of Birmingham choose to work in variety of education roles in schools and administrative roles in public and private sector organisations. Work in retail, sales and administration are also popular options. Some chose to continue their education and apply for professional courses such as teacher training. Some of our graduates are attracted to careers in education such as teaching, community and youth work or other public sector occupations such as social work, police, housing and probation. New opportunities in partnership enterprises within sport, leisure, education and community schemes appeal. Some graduates also consider work in the private sector such as retail, finance or marketing.
What type of career assistance is available to those who complete the Education MA by Research?
The College of Social Sciences, to which the School of Education belongs, has specially designated careers advisors and careers consultants who can provide guidance for students on career paths, CVs, training opportunities, application and interviews. The University’s central Careers’ Service also runs workshops and offers personally tailored advice and guidance including 1-1 careers advice and 1-1 CV advice. The Career’s Service runs CV writing workshops especially for postgraduates in the College of Social Sciences, giving advice on how to compile CVs for both employment and for academic roles.
The University also has dedicated careers advisors who run workshops and provide networking opportunities with potential employers. These are especially popular with international postgraduate students.
- Perhaps the most important step in the formulation of your research project is to identify a member of academic staff with appropriate expertise to supervise your area of interest.
- Your supervisor will act as the main source of academic supervisory support and research mentoring during your time as a doctoral researcher at the University and as such, it is vital that you ensure that the department to which you are applying is able to offer appropriate supervisory support in your relevant research area.
- Before submitting your application to the University you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research and contact them directly about your research proposal.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesEducation Educational Research View 298 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
When you apply, the application system will ask you to upload a research proposal for submission together with your application. Your research proposal should meet these research proposal requirements
International19380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19380 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- part-time £2,283
- part-time £9,690
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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