Postgraduate Research

Master of Research (Education)

Please note that this course is not accepting applications for the upcoming academic year (2022/23).

In this flexible course that can be taken online, you’ll develop professional-standard research skills in the subject of your choice. An MRes can give you a competitive edge in the researcher job market, and is also a valuable stepping stone towards a PhD.

Educational research at QMU has the four foci of:

  • Social Justice
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Creative Curricula

For more information, visit the Master of Research entry.

Undergraduate teacher education courses

The doors are now open on our new primary teacher education courses. Our BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary) will give students a professional qualification to teach in primary schools. Our BA (Hons) Education Studies is a broad-based social sciences degree with an emphasis on education.

Our new courses are designed to meet the challenges as well as recognise the rewards of teaching children and young people in the 21st century. They will actively engage students in contemporary issues in psychology and sociology, helping them develop a sound knowledge base of children’s developmental pathways and the range of factors that affect them, studying, for example, the impact of poverty and deprivation in early years. Students will also learn about global health and learning inequality, the impact of adversities such as homelessness, neglect and migration, and the importance of creativity and the natural environment for our wellbeing. These courses are designed to help students engage with contemporary socio-political issues in order to help make a difference as a teacher, at an individual, community and national level.

Students will gain essential practical skills through supported placements in a range of settings, both traditional and specialised. Our courses offer a rounded and grounded education, preparing you to be an autonomous, critically thinking reflective professional.

This fresh, new approach to teacher education offers an exciting variety of learning and assessment methods.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2022/23 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

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Course Overview

Taught modules at QMU, with additional online learning. Research project conducted in an appropriate laboratory or applied setting agreed with supervisor.
Start Date
January 2022
Study Abroad
Fees & Funding

A Student Story (see bottom of page for more)

Jordon Phillips - Master of Research “The MRes allowed me to utilise the research skills I’d gained during my undergraduate degree and build on them to become a more well-rounded academic researcher.” Read my story