12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Education MSc course offered at the University of Southampton is a 12-month degree for ambitious students who want to pursue or advance their career in education. You’ll critically examine the relationship between educational research and practice so you can find work in a variety of educational institutions at different levels.


Course Details

If you want to start teaching or pursue a senior role in education, but don’t know where to start, then our master's degree in education is the course for you.   

At this Education MSc course offered at the University of Southampton you’ll take a research-first approach, using evidence and data to inform discussion points within your written work and seminar contributions. You’ll learn to critically reflect on your own teaching and learning practices based on analysis of different teaching methods. 

We’ll help you to navigate the educational system. You’ll analyse the challenges facing education and how regional, national and international policies can impact teaching and learning.  

During the course, you’ll explore: 

  • how the influence of evidence from research can positively impact on teaching and learning 
  • topics which impact on education, including personal, cultural or social values 
  • international perspectives on different educational practices and policies from around the world 
  • methods and techniques required to collect and analyse data for educational research 
  • current debates in educational practice and research methodologies 

The combination of taught lectures, interactive seminars and independent research study will help you to learn key professional skills. 

Your other MSc Education pathway options are:

  • MSc Education Management and Leadership - you'll develop knowledge and understanding of how to lead and manage education institutions, and how to become an academic leader.
  • MSc Education Practice and Innovation - study different teaching and learning methods and learn how to conduct and analyse educational research in the fields of innovation and inclusive practices.

Career Opportunities

This is recognised as vital in your development when looking forward to, or continuing in, a professional role. You will be supported in learning how to form and maintain group cohesiveness to achieve clearly defined outcomes, such as a report, a group presentation or a combination of both. Group work will be managed through different ways reflecting approaches you may well experience in the work place. In some cases you will be grouped by the lecturer and at other times you will have the task to form your own group.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Education Research: Practice and Methods
  • Understanding Education Research
  • Leadership in Education
  • Inclusive Practices in Education
  • Globalisation and Education Policy
  • The Social context of education and lifelong learning
  • Management in Education Organisations
  • Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this master's degree in education you’ll need a 2:1 degree. You'll also need to supply evidence that you have appropriate experience in education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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