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Our BSc Education is a flexible degree with freedom to create your own personal module ‘pathways’. It covers the full spectrum, from early years to post-compulsory and lifelong learning.

The degree is designed for students hoping to become primary school teachers or work in post-compulsory education, or for those who wish to enter educational research or development roles in voluntary/other organisations. Our BSc Education also offers a stepping-stone for those who want to go on to study at masters or PhD level.

You will gain practical experience through student visits and your selection of a dissertation topic. For those who choose to study a ‘minor’ subject widely taught in secondary schools, there is the opportunity to go on to teach in the secondary sector.

Education and Psychology

Our flexible BSc Education and Psychology offers the freedom to create your own personal module ‘pathways’.

The focus is on teaching, how children learn and education policy/practice and you will gain excellent research skills useful in multiple occupations. Our BSc Education and Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

The programme provides an exciting and relevant curriculum for those who aspire to work in education- and psychology-related fields: psychological and educational research, educational development and community learning, and in education welfare, as well as the full range of psychology professions.

Education at Southampton

Education courses are taught mainly in the EEE Building. Working in partnership with organisations in the UK and overseas, the Southampton Education School is advancing policy and practice in education, teaching and learning around the world.

Through research we aim to respond to some of today’s key issues: how people will work; the health of future generations; the issue of social equality; and how to ensure a flow of people with the science, technology, engineering and maths skills to help address environmental and other challenges.

Education - taught courses

Our wide selection of postgraduate taught programmes offer you the chance to benefit from intensive teaching while building on the skills and knowledge gained during your first degree.

We offer two main routes through to a masters degree in Education. Both provide ample opportunity for students to develop important skills and enjoy the challenge of marrying issues of research, practice and policy in the complex field of Education.

MSc Education (including MSc Education Management & Leadership, Practice & Innovation or Specific Learning Difficulties)
This programme provides a modular route to the award of MSc Education, with a wide range of taught modules available for you to choose from.

MA Education Dissertation through Flexible Study - MA Ed Flex
​The "Flex" is a very different approach to a masters degree which suits those students who already have strong independent learning skills and a clear idea of a topic that they wish pursue in depth.

Education - research

We are a leading centre of educational research in the UK. Our work is advancing policy and practice in the fields of education, teaching and learning, both nationally and internationally.

We are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for our Research Training. The ESRC is the leading UK body responsible for funding and supporting the next generation of researchers to become world class. ESRC recognition reflects the high quality of our student recruitment process, and in the training and support they receive.

Our students are taught by researchers at the forefront of knowledge in their fields. They provide research training that is in line with ESRC guidelines in terms of outcomes, career pathway support, as well as generic training skills and specific methodological techniques.

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate PhD courses