What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

This innovative online programme is designed with user-friendly accessible technology to provide you with confidence, knowledge and skills of advanced research methods of enquiry for educational practice. This will enable you to contextualise educational research, design a research project, analyse and evaluate a line of enquiry, and communicate your research ideas to promote research-rich workplace culture within your setting and beyond. This course is ideal for graduates who work with children, young people, families and adults in a variety of settings in which education takes place, such as children's centres, nurseries, schools, colleges, consultancies, advisory services, museums, prisons, hospitals, higher education and other practice settings, which opens wider employability opportunities.

What you will study

You will study a range of topics over the course of two modules, starting from methods of enquiry for ethically researching professional practice through to the design of a research proposal.

Teaching and assessment

This course will introduce you to research methods relevant to practitioners in an education context. It is taught online and has been developed using state-of-the-art learning design approach to teaching and learning online. The course has been designed for professionals who work with and for learners of any age at any setting in which learning takes place.

After you graduate

The course will equip you with the skills to meet the growing demand for confident research-engaged professionals in individual institutions and consortium settings. These two masters-level modules are also a valuable preparation stage for those considering doing further professional and academic degrees (e.g. doctoral degree).

Which department am I in?

Department of Education

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
£3,000.00 (3,09,140) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

February 2021 and September 2021


Kingston University

River House,

53-57 High Street,

Kingston Upon Thames,

KT1 1LQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must need 3.0 grade point average, with the following exception for the Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing, a bachelors degree with a good grade point average in relevant subjects. For certain courses work experience will also be required. For MBA students need to have Bachelors degree with a 3.0 grade point average with two years' work experience. IELTS score 6.5 overall and 5.5 in all elements, TOEFL Score 88.

For international students

Candidates are normally required to have a honours degree and/or further qualifications relating to education in a professional or interprofessional setting, such as children's centres, nurseries, schools, colleges, consultancies, advisory services, museums, prisons, hospitals, higher education, human resources staff development and other practice settings. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS academic test in English with an overall score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5, TOEFL IBT with overall score of 88 with individual skills of R=22, L=21, S=23, W=22.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.