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MSc Education Practice and Innovation

MSc Education Practice and Innovation

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Education Studies Teacher / Trainer Assessment

Course type


Course Summary

Explore innovations across Lifelong and Work-related learning sectors with a focus on, policy and innovative practice and, research and theoretical perspectives.
• 7th in the UK for research impact (Latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
• Carrying out world-leading research in higher education, social justice and inclusive education, educational effectiveness, mathematics, science and health education
• Covering the full spectrum, from early years to post-compulsory and lifelong learning

Our flexible Master’s course enables you to align your course content with your own professional practice. Specialise in a number of directions through your choice of optional units and the focus of your dissertation.

Engage in study and research in the company of internationally respected academics.
• Appreciate the context and policy drivers across the Lifelong and Work-Related sector
• Develop an understanding of the nature of educational practice and innovation in the Lifelong and Work-Related sector
• Recognise different forms of innovation in learning and teaching
• Interrogate different forms of innovation and associated claims
• Explore the barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation
• Recognise and critique the major processes of training and development
• Identify the process of evaluation and its relationship to training and development.
This programme will appeal to a broad spectrum of teachers and practitioners across all educational sectors but particularly those in post-compulsory education organisations.


Assessed by one or two assignments totalling the equivalent of 4000 words. You will be required Assessment methods may include: Essays; Oral/electronic presentations; Posters; Authored materials (e.g. an audio or video podcast, a learning resource or educational game).

Different course options

Full time | Main Site - Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Learning and Teaching
Education Research: Practice and Methods
Understanding Education Research
Inclusive Practices in Education
Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching
Globalisation and Education Policy
The Social context of education and lifelong learning

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

UK Bachelors degree with upper-second class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) and ideally work experience in a related field.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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