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Education, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Masters by Research in Education is an advanced postgraduate degree which can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research. The Institute of Education is one of the country’s major providers of education, training and research for the children’s workforce. We have a reputation for the highest quality provision, partnership working and delivery.

About

The Master by Research (MRes) programme provides an opportunity for students to gain a qualification centred on an intensive piece of research. This advanced postgraduate degree provides an exciting opportunity for in-depth understanding and exploration of the rich landscape of educational issues.

The ethos of the programme is based on developing the essential research knowledge and skills related to the broad field of education. All modules included on this degree are research focused and informed and centred on the development of the student as an independent researcher.

The Programme aims to prepare students to:

  • Prepare for doctoral level study
  • Engage in a career in educational research in a range of educational contexts
  • Meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions
  • Think for themselves in the development of a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Our MRes in Education offers you:

Academic rigor: Gain a deeper understanding of your chosen subject area with a challenging combination of taught modules, research training and supervised research.

Wide variety of research interests: We have a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience enabling you to get the most out of both the taught and research element of your programme.

Excellent supervision: Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines. 
Resources: Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and to the state of the art Hive library facilities.

Programme Structure

The MRes in Education commences with a taught programme. You will be expected to take and pass three taught modules (described below) before proceeding to the research stage of your programme which will culminate in the production of a written thesis that will be examined by an oral exam (viva).

Module Summary

  • Processes and Skills, Management and Methods

This module is aimed at providing research students with the generic skills they will need to progress with and to complete their research degree.

  • Approaches to educational research: methodologies and practicalities

This module focuses on the principles, procedures and processes associated with undertaking education research.

  • MRes Education Research Thesis Preparation

This module prepares students for their specific MRes Research Thesis by the production of a Personal Development Plan (PDP) and training needs analysis in consultation with the Director of Studies (main research supervisor).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

All applications are passed to the relevant course leader for consideration. If the application has potential, an interview is scheduled by a panel comprising at least two members of academic staff. An offer of a place on the MRes will be made when the following conditions are satisfied:

  • Applicant meets the specified entry requirements.
  • The Institute has the supervisory capacity and expertise to support the research project outlined in the application form.
  • The proposal outlined has the potential to become a viable research project at Masters level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

New Postgraduate Loans for Masters degrees in the UK were introduced.

If you start a full-time or part-time master’s course you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

You may be eligible for this loan if you:

  • Are under 60
  • Ordinarily live in England
  • Don't already have a master's degree or higher qualification

It won't depend on personal or family income.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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