Educational Research, M.Ed. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
24 months
8158 EUR/year
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The Educational Research programme of the University of Gothenburg prepares you to become an active educational researcher or to gain a scholarly foundation for your current professional practice. You will learn in a research-intensive community, addressing the full spectrum of research skills and possibilities.



With education consistently part of public discourse and debate, there is increasing demand for educational research, which can influence everything from good customer service, to improving gender equality in schools, to changing policy, to understanding sustainability challenges. The Educational Research programme of the University of Gothenburg enables you to study research in education as an academic discipline. Some students join the programme in pursuit of subsequent doctoral research, while others join as qualified teachers or professionals aiming to give their professional practice a more scholarly footing.

A research-intensive programme

IMER is distinguished from other educational master’s programmes by its deep focus on research. You will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of educational research, including critical and empirical analyses of educational institutions, processes, and management. Throughout the programme, you will come in contact with research-active academics. Your individual interests will drive your educational path in our programme, and you will gain experience working independently and learning to successfully manage your time and work. Throughout the programme, your teachers will be available for advice and scholarly discussions.

An international and collaborative learning environment

You will join a small but vibrant international group of students. No more than thirty new students can join the programme each year. We strive for international diversity in both our students and academic staff, with tutors coming from Australia, China, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands in addition to Sweden. This diverse international teaching and research experience influences the teaching and interactions and creates a strong learning environment of team commitment. Furthermore, we encourage interdisciplinarity in our programme and welcome students from various academic backgrounds. Our goal is to embrace as many perspectives as possible in order to build a rich research tradition and broad yet distinctive research discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Educational Research Practice
  • Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research
  • Design, Measurement and Analysis in Educational Research
  • Academic Reading in Education
  • Academic Writing and Research Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities (180 credits)
  • Applicants must also prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  •  If there are more applicants than study places in the group, selection is based on a motivation letter
  • Second priority is given to applicants with a Bachelor in Social Sciences or Humanities. Selection is based on a motivation letter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8158 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16316 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 178,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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