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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Education (Educational Research) is no longer accepting new applications.

This course, which is also the Faculty of Education's doctoral training programme, provides a broad-based training in educational research that aims to help students:

  • become familiar with an appropriate range of intellectual and methodological traditions within the field;
  • become skilled and critical readers of educational research;
  • develop knowledge in depth of some substantive areas of education and educational research;
  • develop their capacity to frame research questions and devise appropriate research designs;
  • develop confidence in using a range of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to gathering, analysing and interpreting evidence;
  • develop their skills in presenting research-based evidence and argument; and
  • gain practical experience of educational research through conducting a small-scale investigation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of research techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature applicable to their specific educational domain;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
  • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.


Students wishing to continue from the Master of Education to PhD or EdD are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for the thesis.

Key Information

2 years part-time

Master of Education

Faculty of Education


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
May 31, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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