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MRes (Educational Technology)

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The Master of Research (Educational Technology) 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. In addition to Educational Technology, the University also offers MRes study in the research areas of Education and Management and Business.

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 Educational Technology students must also complete either:

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

Qualifications available:

MRes (Educational Technology). See also our PhD in Educational Technology (topic: Technology Enhanced Learning) and EdD (area: Online and Distance Education).


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.

Further information

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

Professor John Richardson
+44 (0)1908 858014

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