Our prestigious master's programmes at the University of Bristol offer students from diverse cultural backgrounds a unique opportunity to engage with theory and research, to change the way they think about and influence education, both nationally and internationally.
The MSc Education programme offers an exciting opportunity for students to design a tailored programme of study suited to their cultural, learning and professional needs.
MSc Education (Open Pathway)
The Open pathway offers an exciting opportunity for students to fully customise their programme of study to suit their unique cultural, learning and professional needs and interests.
MSc Education: Inclusive Education
This pathway explores and critiques barriers in society that prevent disabled people’s (and individuals with labels of ‘special’ educational needs) inclusion and participation as individuals with rights to citizenship.
MSc Education: Leadership and Policy
This specialism develops knowledge and skills for: leading and managing staff, promoting social justice in educational organisations, using and conducting research, and policy analysis.
MSc Education: Learning, Technology and Society
This pathway is designed for those who wish to take a critical perspective on the use of technology to support learning in diverse settings.
MSc Education: Mathematics Education
This pathway is aimed at mathematics teachers and other professionals working in mathematics education.
MSc Education: Neuroscience and Education
This pathway seeks to enrich the thinking and practice of these professionals with insights about typical and atypical learning from the sciences of the mind and brain.
MSc Education: Policy and International Development
The Policy and International Development pathway focuses on the relationship between education policy and practice, and international development.
MSc Education: Teaching and Learning
This pathway is particularly well-suited to students who wish to build on their Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) facilitating the design of a tailored flexible pathway that focusses on the learning needs of the individual on issues related to Teaching and Learning.
MSc Educational Research
The MSc Educational Research is aimed at people who wish to develop practical, high-level experience of research methods in educational settings.
MSc Psychology of Education (BPS)
Psychology of Education interrogates the role of psychological theory and methods in understanding education policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally.
MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
This programme is aimed at professionals in English language education at all levels (from kindergarten to university), both from the UK and overseas.
We have a range of courses that would be of interest to practising teachers.
The School of Education has a proud history of over 100 years of education and learning, and has a critical mass of researchers in inter-disciplinary research areas. These areas of expertise enable us to shape debates, policy and practice in ways that benefit teachers, learners, parents and policy makers both within the UK and globally. Our master's level teaching is thereby informed by the latest research of experts in the field of education, and we would welcome you to join our international learning community.
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed that the School of Education is one of the top ten leading UK centres for high quality and high impact research on education. We are placed fifth in the UK by the Times Higher Education Research Intensity rankings.
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