The MA by Research is a pure masters level research course. Students will need to complete a thesis of 40,000 words maximum and a research training programme. This programme is suitable for applicants who are interested in developing their independent research skills and many students who complete this course progress onto PhD study afterwards. The School of Education has a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence and provides wide and varied opportunities for students to undertake research. We have a history of 5 star rated research and were seen as one of the best schools in the UK for research in the field of Education in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with more than 81% of our work was recognised as being of international quality.