London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The MRes programme in Education in the School of Law and Social Sciences is closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes.

Research students who study at LSBU become a vital part of our dynamic research culture and are one of the essential elements which make LSBU an exciting intellectual environment. All research students are enrolled in the LSBU’s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, you can undertake research methods training from relevant MA and MSc courses, as well as taking part in specialist events and activities, which ensure an inclusive and thriving research culture.

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community. Explore the staff, facilities and more in the (insert the live link to the relevant Division in LSS).

An MRes is distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation (30,000 words) rather than module'based coursework and exams.

We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas which are listed below:

* Education and social justice

* Inclusive practice

* Pedagogy

* Leadership

* Professional development

* Inter' agency collaboration

* Vocational education

* Bullying

* Bereavement

* Sustainability

* Learner’s voice

* Emancipatory research

* Youth crime

* International development

* Widening participation

* Universal design for inclusive learning

* Human rights and equality

* Selection and exclusion

* Intersectionality

* Disability,

* Neurodiversity

* Autism

* Gender, sexuality and sexual orientation

* Race

* Age

* Faith

* Family

* Poverty.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) ' In the 2014 REF 75% of our research into Social Work and Social Policy was awarded the quality rating of 3* out of 4* for 'environment' ' quality that is defined as conducive to producing research of internationally excellent quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability. We receive a wide range of external funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department for International Development (DfID), the British Academy, charities, government departments and local authorities.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes

Qualifications required:

  • A good honours degree, with a classification of 2:2 or above (or overseas equivalent).
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.