Taught course


Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

You should have a degree, with Honours, or equivalent to apply for this course. Exceptional entry is offered to professionals with extensive experience. Arrangements also exist to incorporate Accredited Prior Learning (APL), which may reduce the amount of modules you need to study. For any questions about standard entry requirements or their alternatives please contact admissions@anglia.ac.uk. International applicants will be required to demonstrate a standard of English language (IELTS) at level 6.5 (including written English) or equivalent.

The pathway is structured as a series of staged awards (PG Cert - 60 Credits; PG Dip - 120 Credits) leading to an MA Education (180 Credits).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Whatever educational setting you work in, and whatever the stage of your career and the role you're currently in, our MA offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary professional practice.

With content relating to schools, further and higher education institutions and other educational settings that reflects global approaches to educational policy and social justice, this is a course with broad appeal. Whether you’re a classroom teacher or in a managerial or leadership role, whether you have a number of years of experience or you’re at the start of your career, studying the MA Education will make a highly valuable contribution to your continuing professional development and be useful evidence for meeting performance objectives. With an opportunity to carry out research focussing on your particular interests in education, you’ll certainly find opportunities to link the new theories you learn with your everyday practice, enhancing and improving the pupil or student experience in your workplace. Studying alongside people from a range of different backgrounds and fields of education will also enrich your student experience.

Our course is designed for professionals who want to develop their expertise and knowledge of educational issues of schools, further and higher education institutions, and other educational settings. The course provides opportunities to focus on and critique learning, teaching and educational leadership. It’s an excellent choice for continuing professional development for teachers and lecturers at all levels, as well as leaders and managers within the educational system. It’s also open to NQTs who want to advance their learning whilst still completing their first teaching year. This course can also be the first step towards working in research or university lecturing and can be a pathway to a PhD or EdD.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to demonstrate a standard of English language (IELTS) at level 6.5 (including written English) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Fees information

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868