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Education Practice and Innovation MSc

Education Practice and Innovation MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Education Studies Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

The central theme of this programme focuses on innovation across Lifelong and Work-related learning sectors. There are two broad strands covered: i) policy and innovative practice and ii) research and theoretical perspectives.

The unique aspect of this course is the ability to align the course content with your own professional practice. You will be able to specialise in a number of directions through your choice of optional units and the focus of your dissertation. The Southampton Education School has extensive research expertise in this area. You will engage in study and research in the company of internationally respected academics.

This programme will appeal to a broad spectrum of teachers and practitioners across all educational sectors but particularly those in post-compulsory education organisations.

Introducing your degree

This is the course page for MSc Education Practice and Innovation at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Education Practice and Innovation and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of MSc Education Practice and Innovation.

The aims of MSc Education Practice and Innovation pathway are for you to:

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.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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

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

A first degree at first or upper second level from a UK University or equivalent qualification from a non-UK University. You will need to supply evidence that you have appropriate experience in education or in a related professional field relevant to the programme.

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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