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Take your career to the next level with an MA in Education. On this course, you’ll develop advanced practitioner skills that you can apply across educational settings. And you’ll be free to explore your interests and turn your passions into a professional specialism.
You’ll enjoy a flexible learning environment, based around the school term, including:
- evening classes during term time
- time in the school holidays to complete assignments
- digital, distance learning tools
- the ability to mix distance learning with in person classes
You’ll join a vibrant learning community of experienced and passionate professionals. You'll discuss and share case studies and debate key topics in education. And you’ll have opportunities to network and learn from each other, while sharing your own expertise.
Throughout your studies you'll grow as a leader and expert practitioner. And you'll finish the course ready to influence change or lead best practice in your workplace.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
There are International Student Scholarships available for 2020 and other scholarships and funding options for postgraduate international students.
Learning and assessment
The MA Education follows a flexible programme with the option of learning by distance or in-person. If you pursue the Open Route, you can design your course completely around your interests.
You'll need to achieve 180 credits including:
Compulsory modules (total 80 credits)
- Researching Methods (20 credits) will support your studies and prepare you for your dissertation
- Dissertation (60 credits).
Optional modules (total 100 credits)
- You can choose five modules from the optional modules listed below.
Or, the six routes below give a specialist focus to the award:
- MA Education: Artist Teacher Practice
- MA Education: Childhood and Youth Studies
- MA Education: Leadership and Management.
- MA Education: SEND
- MA Education: TESOL
We work in close partnership with a range of educational settings and services. And we can support you in accessing a placement as part of your studies. For example, you might carry out commissioned work as part of your dissertation.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research
Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School's six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
Completion of the course shows commitment to professional development and should lead to improved prospects for career progression.
"The teaching on the course is really engaging, the majority of the teaching is completed online and I meet with my lecturers to go over tutorials"Read more about Grant
Lucy Victoria Richardson
"During my studies for the PGCE, I found the staff exceptionally supportive and inspiring. In particular I would like to mention Mat Tobin, Jane Scholey and Jon Reid, with his work on behaviour and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in schools. They have passion and enthusiasm for what they are teaching and they are always available to discuss ideas and provide assistance when necessary."Read more about Lucy Victoria
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.