Full Time: 12 months | Part-time: currently up to 63 months
Start date: September 2019
Deepen your understanding of teaching and learning on this flexible and highly-regarded MA Education, developed and delivered by leaders in the field of education.
This flexible and highly regarded qualification is offered on a full time and part time basis and is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and to reflect your own interests. You can opt to study different modules related to different aspects of education to deepen your knowledge and equip you to develop you career in the way that works best for you.
All students will initially register for the generic master’s in Education and they must complete the core module EDM007: Investigating Education, before proceeding to the dissertation. The core module will be offered in the Spring Term (daytime) for full-time students and in the Summer Term (evening) for part-time students.
Students may also elect to undertake a pathway that gives them a specialism in the title of their master’s. They do this by taking modules to the value of at least 40 credits designated as relating to the specialism and undertaking a dissertation on an appropriate topic.
All students complete six modules. Full time students will complete three modules in each the autumn and spring term and will start their dissertation in the summer term, to be submitted in September.
Part time students will have to complete six modules within a period of 36 months and gain 60 credits from a 15,000 word research dissertation. Registration for the dissertation must take place within 15 months of completing the modules and the dissertation must be completed within a 12 month period once registered.
For international students there is an additional, compulsory module, EDM 159 which is the International Student Enrichment Programme. This has been rated highly by students and external examiners for providing excellent support in terms of developing academic writing and language skills, and academic writing and language support, whilst also providing a valuable cultural introduction to the UK.
The quality of our research was recognised in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, which placed the Institute of Education in the top quartile of Education departments in the UK. Over 80% of our research publications were rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The impact of our research on educational policy and practice in first and second language education was judged to be world leading.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0
Entry requirements: You are normally required to
have a good first or second class honours degree (or
equivalent from a university outside the UK). Apart from
the standard university entry requirements, we normally
expect students to have a professional background in
education/training with experience of teaching. Ideally we would
like students to have had at least two years’ experience
of teaching/training but will consider applications from good
students with at least one year’s experience. If you have
a slightly lower degree qualification than usual, this can
be compensated for by good teaching experience.
What will you study?
Values and Practices in Education
Developing Expertise in Teaching
Child Development and Education#
Key Concepts in Educational Leadership and Management
Teaching multilingual learners
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,360 per year
New international students: £15,650 per year
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
What career can you have?
Our master’s and professional programmes have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions.
A number of students also continue their studies on to EdD/ PhD programmes to develop a career in educational research.