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


Course content

Are you a teacher, lecturer or trainer? Are you keen to boost your professional qualifications and knowledge? Or are you simply interested in the field of education? If so, this MA Education course is for you.

Highly flexible, this course can be studied alongside your job through our part-time route. Our Education Master’s framework allows you to choose your own path by selecting the core modules, area of specialisation and optional modules, that way you can tailor your study to suit your needs and areas of interest.

The award you receive upon graduating depends on both your existing qualifications, and the combination of modules that you choose to study. You'll do this by studying some core modules and others which you negotiate with your tutor and the programme leader for your pathway.

The modules available explore current issues in education, leadership and management, change and improvement, as well as a flexible portfolio, reflection and research opportunities, leading to a final dissertation. Depending on the modules you take, you may be able to graduate with a specific pathway named on your degree.

The qualifications available are:

  • Education
  • Education (International Education)
  • Education (Special Needs Education) (in collaboration with the National Institute for Conductive Education)

However, we can facilitate awards in other specialist areas of study including:

  • Childhood Studies
  • Conductive Education (in collaboration with the National Institute for Conductive Education)
  • Early Years Leadership
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Youth and Community Education

If you are interested in these awards please email Tina.Collins@bcu.ac.uk (full-time queries) or Stephen.Griffin@bcu.ac.uk (part-time queries).

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

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

Learn more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiry Team
+44 (0)121 331 6295