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Research at Masters Level

"Research has changed the way I think and the way I teach."

An important part of our Masters provision is that all students engage with empirical research in a subject area of their choice. Students evaluations show that this is a vitally important part of their Masters degree in terms of improving their own practice and enthusing their colleagues and pupils. A favourite comment from former students is "doing this research has changed the way I think and the way I teach."

Examples include, a secondary science teacher who added to the research body by finding that girls do engage with science and enthusiastic female role models are of critical importance; another undertook cutting research into VI Form students perceptions of minority ethnic children; whilst a third investigated what underpinned children's fear of mathematics.

What glues all of these examples is the empowering nature of research, finding out what people really think, what informs their practice and becoming excited about forging positive change in the classroom.

If you have a topic you want to explore as part of a Masters degree or want to explore the best way forward for you, please contact Sharon Robinson.