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Master's-level courses – University of Reading

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  • Flexible delivery to suit your needs

    Fit your study around work and other commitments, learning at a time and pace which suits you

  • Transforming lives through education

    Become an outstanding educational practitioner

Master's-level courses

Tailor your studies to suit your interests and benefit from our local knowledge and global reach.

Our flexible postgraduate courses are ideal for educational practitioners looking to enhance their skills, share knowledge and develop professionally.

Our networks and the impact of our work are both local and global. Locally, we have close working relationships with over 400 schools; and globally, our research, consultancy and project work extends to countries as varied as China, Jamaica, the USA and Singapore.

You can study our master's courses on a full-time or part-time basis, and modules can be taken singularly or as part of an award-bearing course.  We offer a wide range of high quality modules to meet the needs of busy  professionals, including a module designed specifically to support our overseas students  and help them to settle into the academic and the cultural life of the University. 

We also offer a range of postgraduate courses with qualified teacher status (QTS) as an outcome. 

    Looking for 2022/23 courses?

    If you would like to start studying Education at the University of Reading in 2022, please view our 2022/23 postgraduate courses.

    How you learn

    At the Institute of Education we recognise the uniqueness of every student and we address our teaching to suit your individual needs. The structure of our postgraduate courses gives you the opportunity to create your own tailor-made course, shaping our programme to suit your needs and your personal career aspirations.

    You will be taught by a diverse and  experienced community of academics, and benefit from the their expertise and backgrounds in educating and influencing policy.

    Tutors are internationally or nationally renowned and their research regularly has a direct impact on school curricula and learning techniques, both in the UK and abroad. As experts in their field, their research also directly informs the focus and content of your course.

    Our academics are committed to high quality, world-class teaching and this is reflected in the awards they hold.  Our academic community comprises 37 Fellows, Associate Fellows and Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a National Teaching Fellow.

     We utilise a wide variety of technologies to enhance your learning, including making use of presentation tools, interactive whiteboards, mixed media, social media and mobile technologies in our teaching and screen capture in assessment.


    At the Institute of Education, we have created an open and inclusive environment, one which promotes a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

    You will enjoy high levels of personal attention and strong support throughout your studies. Your tutors are on hand to offer regular guidance and support, ensuring any potential issues are addressed as early as possible.


    The University of Reading's Master's Scholarships Scheme offers two funding opportunities:

  • Scholarships that are centrally-funded and for which all master's students are eligible (General Scholarships)
  • Scholarships provided by our schools and which are course-specific (Subject Scholarships).

Students can usually be considered for both types of award. Successful candidates may be offered one or both of these scholarships.

For 2021 entry for the Subject Scholarship for Education, there is one scholarship for international students at £4,000 and one scholarship for UK/Republic of Ireland students at £2,000.

Scholarships are awarded in two rounds. Round one reviews applications received by 1 March and round two will consider applications received by 15 June.

Candidates unsuccessful in round one automatically go forward for consideration in round two, provided they still hold a valid offer of admission to an eligible course.


    Apply now

    The quickest and easiest way to apply for postgraduate study at the University of Reading is through our online application service.

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