Learn advanced techniques to analyse data and draw effective insights. You’ll focus on the education sector and enhance your research skills.
In-depth quantitative and qualitative research methods form the core of this course. This allows you to develop your skills in some of the most essential areas to progress your studies or become a working researcher in the education sector.
The course aims to:
- teach you to systematically review alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in social and educational enquiry
- enable you to critically evaluate the application of these approaches in the specific areas of social and educational enquiry in which you specialise
- embed you within an active research community, to help you identify and investigate your own original research questions
- equip you with the skills to contribute to research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences
You’ll develop your understanding of the approaches used to effectively analyse large-scale data. You’ll also learn how to present key findings and insights.
This course is designed to provide high-quality training to potential doctoral students, as well as essential research skills that are desirable in a number of private and public sector roles.
South West Doctoral Training Partnership
This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right, or if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway.
If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand-alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply guidelines.
For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.
Read more about other funding that you may be eligible for.
Learn from experts in their field
You’ll learn from experts in education research. Their passion, knowledge and research shape their teaching to enhance your learning experience.
Gain important career skills
We work to provide you with the tools and support to prepare you for employment and further study.
This includes advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills, and bibliographic skills; and the use of appropriate technology to undertake tasks that use these skills.
There is increasing demand for high-level quantitative and qualitative research skills from a wide range of private and public sector recruiters.
Many firms and government departments are now committed to data-driven decision-making, making use of the increased availability of big data.
This course will equip you with a hybrid skill set that combines quantitative, computing and analytical skills with an understanding of education research and enquiry.
This MRes also equips you to go into further study at PhD level.