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MA/MSc by Research (Education Studies) (2020 Entry)

Group of education studies students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MA/MSc by research
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years


The MA/MSc by Research in Education Studies will help advance your career in education and teach you invaluable research techniques. Ranked 3rd for research in 2014 REF, Warwick's Centre for Education Studies offers an exciting, innovative programme examining an area of education in depth.


This course does not include any formal module teaching. This dissertation route is assessed at Master's level and you will work primarily on a one-to-one basis with a supervisor who is an experienced researcher in the field.

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Areas for PhD supervision

Our main research themes are childhood, cultural and creative learning, school leadership and improvement, religions and education research, life sciences education, special needs education and disability research and international development and education.


Students will be required to complete the Foundation Research Methods course, although this is not part of the assessment. The MA/MSc by Research is examined entirely on the thesis and the viva.


Entry requirements A good honours degree and have at least two years' professional experience in an educational setting. Applications from those without a good honours degree but with substantial professional experience will be considered

English language requirements Band B
With a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing component

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.