The Interdisciplinary Study programme from University of Birmingham is aimed at students whose educational or professional experiences have highlighted an important research question that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. It is particularly suited to those looking to have a positive impact on complex, real-world problems. You will become part of a thriving department, including undergraduates and staff, all tackling interdisciplinary challenges at different stages. You will be able to attend cultural events and become a member of our LANS Lab, a place to engage with other academics undertaking interdisciplinary research.
Our students are innovative thinkers, future research leaders in academia, policy, industry, and beyond. Many will go on to pursue a research career, for example with a PhD, with a role in a non-governmental or charitable organisation, or with a position in research and development in industry.
This programme provides the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary career, for example:
- in academic research, in an interdisciplinary PhD project
- in policy-making, in a research role in a non-governmental organisation
- in industry, in a research and development role
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University.
The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals.
You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:
- Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
- Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
- Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences
- Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV
The taught modules are:
- The World of Interdisciplinary Research - A core module providing training in key aspects of interdisciplinary research, including funding, multi-disciplinary group work and grant writing.
- an innovative module (‘The Open Skills Box’) that will allow you to combine educational resources available at Birmingham with online material from outside the University (e.g. MOOCs, etc) to widen your portfolio of skills and knowledge in preparation for your research project.
- an optional module that you can choose from the modules available at Birmingham
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducational Research Natural Sciences View 299 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
At least a 2.1 or equivalent in a subject area relevant for the proposed independent research project. An appropriate level of professional experience would also be acceptable (please contact the Programme Lead, Dr Julia Myatt, for advice).
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National6540 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
UK: £3,270 part-time
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.