Taught course

Education (Wales)

Aberystwyth University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Candidates must

• hold qualified teacher status (QTS) and be registered with the EWC as a teacher in a school, an advisory teacher in a local authority or a teacher in a setting such as a pupil referral unit (QTS and EWC registration must be maintained throughout the course of the programme) OR be a college lecturer and be registered with the EWC (EWC registration must be maintained throughout the course);
• be employed by a maintained school in Wales / college in Wales / local authority in Wales as a teacher / lecturer / advisory teacher OR be employed by a registered independent school or specialist college.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

Months of entry


Course content

The National MA Education (Wales) at Aberystwyth University is a truly transformative and sector leading programme for educational professionals in Wales, from early career teachers to senior leaders. The educational landscape in Wales is changing rapidly. Teaching not only requires the mastery of a complex set of skills to guide, motivate, and facilitate student learning, but also the ability to enquire into professional practice in order to improve it.

Applicants can study the general MA Education (Wales) or study the MA Education (Wales) with focus on a specific pathway:

  • National MA Education (Wales): Additional Learning Needs (X3PG2)
  • National MA Education (Wales): Leadership (X3PG3)
  • National MA Education (Wales): Curriculum (X3PG4)
  • National MA Education (Wales): Equity in Education (X3PG5).

Information for international students

Information for international students can be found here: Information for International Students : Aberystwyth University

Fees and funding

For funding available to UK students: UK Students : Study With Us , Aberystwyth University

For funding available to International students: International Students : Study With Us , Aberystwyth University

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Education