Master – Teaching, education and training professions (MEEF) | Training practices and engineering – Educational Research

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Research in Education

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Bellepierre site

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The Master MEEF Practices and Training Engineering (PIF) - Educational Research is a very rich training in and through research (more than 170 hours of teaching methodology, epistemology, collaborative research and field study ).

This content is designed to allow the student to master different approaches and procedures as well as in-depth knowledge of the tools for collecting and analyzing the data that can be used when carrying out research work.

The educational research course also provides interdisciplinary training which allows for a cross-fertilization of views on socio-educational facts.

Finally, complex, critical and reflective thinking occupies a preponderant place in this course.

Training aims

The educational research course is aimed at students wishing to work on educational issues from a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective. This course allows them to follow a diverse set of courses in order to deepen their knowledge relating to the field of education and training.
He prepares for access to a thesis, particularly in educational sciences. In addition, the course aims to strengthen critical, reflective and complex thinking. From this perspective, it participates, through theoretical epistemological and methodological contributions, in the training of the scientific mind.

Advantages of the training

Thanks to this multi- and interdisciplinary training via scientific partnerships, students have the opportunity to participate in research work. Cohort monitoring is organized over three years. 

Personalized support for students combined with monitoring of study and research work.

Targeted skills

This course leads to acquiring and developing plural skills:
• Develop and conduct research projects
• Articulate theories and practices
• Master and know how to use qualitative and quantitative methods
• Know how to analyze professional practices
• Think about research objects in a complex way
• Knowing how to bring disciplines into dialogue
• Know how to present and support research work

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Summary of lessons by course

The training offered is 520 hours long and takes place around several teaching units:

  • Lively questions in education with a socio-anthropological approach to school and inclusive society 

  • Research methodology, introduction to research and complex, reflective and critical thinking

  • Disciplinary approaches to education

  • Inter-laboratory research seminar

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to education

  • Educational and didactic approach

  • Research methodology seminar

  • Éethics and ethical evaluation in education (issues and problems)

  • Paradigmatic views on cultures, languages ​​and practices


 A study and research work and a dissertation are to be carried out

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

  • Adult trainer

  • Executive in educational associations and in the world of educational and educational publishing

  • Responsible for training in training organizations

  • Head of educational project

  • Project manager (education, training, culture)

  • Designer of research projects in a social survey firm

  • Functions in the field of scientific research

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