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Our MA Education course is ideal for those working in education across a range of contexts. And for those wishing to study and research in education.
Our flexible modular programme enables you to design your course according to your particular areas of interest. The course will draw on your intellectual and practice background. As well as provide opportunities to network with others.
You'll grow in professional knowledge and expertise. We will support you to improve and develop your professional organisation through:
- critical enquiry
- the promotion of creative and innovative practice.
The School of Education is a focal point for stimulating and informed debate on education through a programmes of seminars, lectures and school work. We work in close partnership in a range of educational settings and services. This means we can provide opportunities for placements as part of your studies. For example, carrying out commissioned work as part of your dissertation study.
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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.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The MA Education follows a flexible modular programme. The 'open route' through this MA enables you to design your course according to your particular areas of interest.
You will need to achieve nine modules over the course of your studies. These include:
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.
Alternatively, six named routes give a specialist focus to the award as follows:
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.
"Brookes was one of the few universities to offer the MA in Education that specialised in leadership and management"Read more about Adam
"I have always enjoyed teaching children and working with others and have been extremely fortunate as my experience, so far, has allowed me to participate in many different things, including aspects of leadership and management"Read more about Christine
"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
"My favourite module was Reflective Personal Development, which gave me the opportunity to reflect on my learning and teaching experience"Read more about Jihye
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
"The attraction of Oxford Brookes was that I could study part time via distance learning. Brookes also has a high name value in the job market and the cost of the course was affordable."Read more about Matt
"I really like the passion that the lecturers bring; it makes me want to know more!"Read more about Michelle
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.