Department of Education

Suzanne Carrie

MRes Education (graduate)

Although I knew I didn't want to study for a PhD, I wanted to gain a qualification that would validate my research skills. Being able to analyse and evaluate work effectively is hugely important in today's job market and I knew the MRes would be beneficial in my career.

I enjoyed the Long Research Project and Dissertation experiences as they gave me an opportunity to put what I had learnt into practice and to engage with research methods and academic theories in a deep way. Because both projects focus largely on the methods rather than the content you get the opportunity to really get to grips with particular theoretical perspectives and to try out different methods. This is really useful because it reminds you how important these considerations are in research projects. It's too easy to get focused on the topic and forget that how you investigate it matters just as much.