Education MPhil

Course Introduction

About the course

The Education department strives to be the most innovative in London. Based on the oldest teacher training colleges in the British Commonwealth ? each with a radical history - we offer research-led programmes for teachers, youth and community workers, other education professionals and those with an interest in the academic study of Education and schooling. Our research is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Higher Education Academy and many other organisations and charities. We are committed to working locally and globally and the impact of our research reflects that aspiration. In the 2014 REF 60% of the Education Department's research was world leading or internationally excellent and 90% of our impact was graded as internationally excellent. Staff specialisms include: Pedagogy and Professional Education; STEM Education; Social Justice, Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education.

Applications are welcomed from well qualified candidates interested in developing high level research skills and applying them to theoretical and practical educational issues. Areas of study include (but are not restricted to):

Pedagogy and learning

Specific curriculum areas, including: science, mathematics, English and physical education

ICT and education

Teachers? (and related professionals?) professional learning

Students? perspectives on schooling

The nature and value of educational theory

Social justice and education

Educational leadership and management

Equity and inclusion in education

The impact if education policies on educational practice and outcomes.

MPhil degree option

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Employability

Careers and your future

Paid work available to research students

Undertaking teaching and learning support duties represents an important professional and career development opportunity for postgraduate research students. Brunel offers two levels of paid work available to Postgraduate Research students. The first level post is as a Demonstrator and the second level post is as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Teaching and learning support duties will vary between Departments and research students should not rely on such opportunities being available.

Start Date

Postgraduate research students are recruited throughout an academic year.. Postgraduate research students are recruited throughout an academic year..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,407 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,407 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £17,355 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,203 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,203 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £8,675 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. Research statement As part of our application process for entry on our research degree (MPhil and PhD) programmes, we ask you to provide a 500-1,000 word research statement, excluding any references/bibliography you may include, setting out your research motivation, ideas and aspirations.
  • International entry requirements: The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. Research statement As part of our application process for entry on our research degree (MPhil and PhD) programmes, we ask you to provide a 500-1,000 word research statement, excluding any references/bibliography you may include, setting out your research motivation, ideas and aspirations. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
  • IELTS score: 6.5