Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This programme will be of interest to professionals who work with children, young people, families and adults who wish to: acquire an in'depth understanding of research approaches, methods and skills which will enable research into professional practice; develop a critically evaluative understanding of current issues in practice, policy, professionalism and interprofessionalism for contextualising enquiry; become a confident skilled researcher by designing and implementing a substantial investigation; advocate and lead research'engaged practice by education professionals in and beyond their institutional setting; and undertake research training in a specialist area of education to prepare for doctoral study.

Course Modules

Modules: Perspectives on policy, practice and professionalism; current issues in reflective practice and interprofessionalism; research methods for professional practice; designing a research proposal; research dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes £3,080 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes £7,315 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Candidates are normally required to have a honours degree and/or further qualifications relating to working with children, young people and families in a professional or interprofessional setting. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to professional learning in the fields of children's care or education. Candidates without these requirements may be invited to submit a portfolio for RPL assessment in order to demonstrate possible eligibility for entry. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.