Taught course

Educational Assessment

Institution
Durham University · School of Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc in Educational Assessment has been developed to meet the need for specialists in educational assessment within schools and more widely within the education system. The programme combines the expertise of two leading institutions in assessment, the School of Education and CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring). You will learn to construct and use tests, classroom assessments, interviews, school inspections and more. The programme is 'hands on'; candidates learn about the theory of assessment and the challenges associated with assessment, but there is also a strong focus on providing training into the conducting of assessment. Completion of the programme will enable you to apply for the status of Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA).

The programme aims to produce specialists who are well equipped to work in assessment within many areas of education. We want these specialists to have good knowledge and skills and be well prepared for the tasks they undertake. Specifically, the programme aims:

  • To develop knowledge and awareness of the importance and many roles of assessment in education, and to enable students to engage with debate and to reflect on how to meet the challenges of effective educational assessment;
  • To equip students with knowledge, understanding and relevant skills that will help them develop, deliver and analyse assessment at all levels of education, and to facilitate further research and scholarship in this important field.

Information for international students

Please check the English langauge requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,400
International students
EU £7,400 Non EU £16,500

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
ed.pgtstudents@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 8316