Entry requirements

To join the full-time programme, you should be an experienced practising teacher, lecturer or educational practitioner and have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in any subject. To join the part-time route, you should be a practising professional, working as a teacher, lecturer or practitioner within an educational setting, and have an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants who do not meet these requirements, may also be considered on an individual basis, in consultation with the Programme Leader.

Months of entry

January, June, September, October, November

Course content

This innovative MA has the provision of exceptional education as its key aim. It is fully focused on the impact of outstanding practice on the outcomes and achievements of learners. This programme provides a structure for professional development and a means of evaluating and successfully improving current 'best' practice which informs and drives outstanding 'next' practice. Designed to instil an ethos of lifelong learning in those involved in leading and supporting education, the programme will equip you with skills, knowledge and understanding to evaluate existing practice, develop practice and immerse yourself in enquiry-based research.

The MA Education is aimed at teachers, lecturers and educational practitioners who lead and support learning in a wide variety of educational settings.

The full-time programme will be delivered at Edge Hill University's Ormskirk Campus and has an October start date. The part-time programme will be delivered predominantly online with occasional workshops at outreach centres, including Elm Bank Corporate Training Centre in Coventry, Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology, Wirral Professional Excellence Centre in Bromborough and Woodlands Centre in Chorley. Start dates for the part-time route are September, November, December, January, April, May and July.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Professional Development for Education Admin Team
+ 44 (0)1257 517126