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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Our MSc Education course 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.

Southampton Education School is ranked 8th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020)

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.

On this MSc education course 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

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.


Graduates from this course are now working in the following roles:

  • international education officer
  • tutors in language learning institutes or other private institutions
  • teachers in early years, primary and secondary schools
  • lecturers or educational administrators in Higher Education Institutions

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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