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The Master of Research (Education) is located in the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET). This full-time campus-based degree provides training to an advanced level in a range of social research methods. It will be particularly relevant if you work in a professional or commercial environment where research plays a significant role, or if you plan to study for a PhD. 

As well as the Master of Research in Education, the University offers MRes study in Educational Technology and Management and Business.

For all six subjects, the MRes consists of five modules. All students must complete:

  • Module A: An Introduction to social research
  • Module B1: Qualitative research methods – this is a prerequisite for Module B2
  • Module C1: Quantitative research methods – this is a prerequisite for Module C2
  • Module D: Dissertation

MRes Education students must also complete either:

  • Module B2: Advanced qualitative methods OR
  • Module C2: Advanced quantitative methods

Qualifications available:

MRes (Education). See also our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Education and our Doctor in Education (EdD).


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should normally hold, or be expecting to obtain, a bachelors degree with at least upper second-class honours, or an equivalent qualification. The MRes requires a considerable level of independent study and well developed English language skills. If English is not your first language, you may want to take advice before making a formal application. You can do this by contacting the coordinator.

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Professor Martyn Hammersley
+44 (0)1908 653129

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under ‘Your questions’ on the right of the page.