Research in education

Research in education

Awarded by Kingston University
The Education Master of Research (MRes Ed) reflects our commitment to supporting self-improving research inquisitive professionals who work with children, young people, families and adults in education-related work.


Why choose us?

  • The School of Education has long experience of working with researching professionals at masters and doctoral level – offering you the very best student experience.
  • The MRes will develop your knowledge of advanced research processes and skills and enable you to undertake a research project to develop new understanding of a practice –oriented issue in a professional or interprofessional setting.
  • The programme will enable you to acquire the knowledge and skills to undertake, facilitate and lead enquiry and to promote research-rich workplace environments.
  • You will be provided with opportunities to acquire knowledge of professional learning communities, research cultures and research leadership in local settings, both within organisations and across wider networks and collaborative partnerships.
  • Your professional and interprofessional knowledge will be enhanced through learning alongside students and from academic staff and researchers with experience in educational research.
  • Your research training in a specialist area of education will prepare you for doctoral study.

Employment prospects
On this programme, students deepen their employability skills as facilitators, co-ordinators, mediators and leaders of research-engaged professional practice. Applicants for practitioner research posts benefit from the programme.
Learning tools and facilities
  • A weekend conference style of lectures, seminars and workshops, supported by online resources, is the dominant mode of interaction to ensure that learner experiences are dialogic, respectful of diverse work environments, peer-enriched and participative.
  • Keynote lectures and module sessions provide students with up-to-date knowledge of research practice.
Student benefits and support
  • Students receive academic and pastoral support from personal tutor and a research supervisor.
  • Students have access to specific online resources that enables them to gather information from remote locations in their own time.
  • The flexibility of the programme offers employed part-time students the opportunity to continue working while studying.
  • There are opportunities to share knowledge and learn through peer assisted learning.
  • Students receive support in managing the transition into researching and becoming a research engaged practitioner.

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The course tutors are all actively involved in research relating to their discipline / fields of interest. They make regular contributions to school, faculty, national and international conferences, publications and funded research initiatives.