IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Enhance your research skills and further your career in Social Science and Social Policy at UCL

Be inspired by academics with first-hand experience of world-leading research and knowledge creation. Our research addresses society's most important challenges - be part of it.

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Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.

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Social Policy and Social Research

Social Research Method

What our students have said about us

Studying at IOE has been a great investment, mostly because of the opportunity it provides for students to work closely with researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. Learning from these experts, and hearing first-hand about their various influential research projects, makes studying a postgraduate degree at the IOE hugely rewarding and inspiring. -- Lydia Bailey

Why study a Master’s at IOE?

World #1 for Education

We have been number one for Education worldwide since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Engage with globally-influential academics and research centres

Like the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, home to four internationally-renowned cohort studies tracking social, emotional, and economic factors across lifespans.

Join a diverse and welcoming network

Our students and academics are helping to shape practice and policy, from widening participation in disadvantaged areas to changing the faces of advertising in London and assessing the long-term impact of covid19 on socio-economic inequalities in life chances.

Gain essential skills to impact education in your home country and worldwide

Like IOE graduate Rosie, who is applying skills from the Social Policy & Social Research MSc as a data coordinator at a non-profit dedicated to widening participation.

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