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MEd TESOL Course: Educational Research

Focusing on the theory and practice of research in educational settings


This module has been designed to provide participants with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to plan effectively a small-scale study.

The module aims to introduce participants to the principles, underpinning theories and core processes of educational research as a means of preparing novice or first time ‘researchers’ for either a work-based project, dissertation or research study within their professional context.  The module will focus on the theory and practice of research in educational settings and will give participants the opportunity to consider the practical application of the concepts and principles to which they will be introduced. 

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and practice of educational research.
  • Critically review and evaluate academic literature and recent published research on a topic of interest.
  • Apply the principles of educational research to develop a proposal for a research project on a topic of interest.

The ESOL team at UWS have studied and taught across the globe.  In teaching, our ESOL leaders bring both their knowledge and practical experience to the classroom to create an unrivalled learning experience.  Our ESOL team are also involved in academic research and regularly attend global conferences to ensure all of our ESOL delegates are confident in teaching and shaping students who are fit for the ever-evolving, modern world.

This is a SCQF Level 11 module, and upon successful completion of the module, students will be awarded 20 credits. 



This module will take place at our Paisley campus on a Thursday from 9am to 12pm.

Further information including details on room locations will be provided to students prior to course commencement.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates through the Upskilling Fund.  Further details, including eligibility criteria, are available under Funding Support

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