Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent qualification, or professional experience that equates to degree level. All suitably qualified candidates will normally be interviewed and selection will be based on ability to benefit from and contribute to the course of study. Exemption from some modules may be granted for appropriate prior learning, including credits gained on a PGCE course.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

The MA Education is designed to meet the needs of teachers, lecturers and trainers who are keen to extend and enhance their professional qualifications and expertise. It is a highly flexible programme enabling education practitioners to study on-site at the university as well as in the workplace. Taught modules can be combined with flexible and negotiated modules to accredit a wide range of professional knowledge and development.

Intended for those working in all education sectors, including early years; primary; secondary; further education; and higher education; the MA Education is also relevant to those in work-based training environments or those with a general interest in education. You will gain a recognised qualification which may be used towards meeting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. Two intakes per year (October and February) provide you with a structured route that is relevant to your professional needs and enables you to develop transferable skills in your relevant field of education.

Please note that completion of this course does not lead to qualified teacher status (QTS).

Fees and funding

Postgraduate students must find ways of funding their tuition fees and living costs rather than relying on government grants and loans. We offer further information on possible financial support.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months


part time
24-36 months


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiry Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595