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Master’s-level courses at the University of Reading are an opportunity to invest in yourself and your practice. Our students are committed, professional educators working in leadership, teaching, education administration, mentoring and research, across a wide range of education settings and with both children and adults.

The Institute of Education is one of the leading providers for education in the UK: we’re ranked 9th in the UK for Education in the Guardian University Guide, 2024. At the most recent Postgraduate Survey 100% of MA Education students said they were satisfied with their experience overall (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2023.

We offer a range of courses for full-time and part-time students to help you explore, research and practice in education, and build your career. Our expert tutors will help you to challenge your thinking as well as consolidate what you already know.

Both our networks and the impact of our work have local and global reach. Locally, we have close working relationships with over 400 schools. Globally, our research, consultancy and project work extends around the world, helping learners, teachers, communities and governments to find social justice through education.


Our courses

Explore our flexible master's degrees, developed and delivered by leaders in the field of education.


Why study with us?

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


How you'll study

The Institute of Education recognises the uniqueness of every student and we address our teaching to suit your individual needs.


Life at the Institute of Education

Join our supportive, inclusive community of staff and students who are passionate in their pursuit of new approaches to education.


Our research

Improving education and learning as a route to enhanced self-efficacy, economic well-being and life chances.


Meet our experts

Learn in an exciting environment where you'll be challenged and supported to thrive and grow as an individual.


Edith's journey

Edith is an MA Education graduate from the University of Reading who has held leadership positions working in the education sector.