Entry requirements

Entry requirements include a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from an awarding institution, or its equivalent. For applicants who fall short of this requirement, relevant work experience, or evidence of experience in the field may be considered as an alternative. Admission to the programme may be subject to an interview.

Applicants from a country where English is not the first language are required to take one of the internationally recognised English language tests such as Academic IELTS. The minimum entry level is IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each subtest, or equivalent English language test scores.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Education programme allows you to approach education as a multidimensional category, comprising professional practice, research & scholarship and policy making. The programme is taught on a full time (1 year) or part time (2 years) basis. You can choose to focus your studies on any of these dimensions, or take a more broad-based approach. As such, the MA is suitable for educational practitioners, but is equally relevant to those wishing to prepare for original research at doctoral level, and also those seeking careers in education policy and development.

The programme allows you to graduate with ONE of four named awards, depending on the modules chosen:

  • MA Education
  • MA Education (Developing Educational Practice)
  • MA Education (International Education)
  • MA Education (Leadership and Management)

The MA will enable you to critically examine pressing educational issues in local, national and international contexts. The programme is research-led and theoretically rich, while providing opportunities for you to reflect upon, and examine your own social and professional contexts.

Applicants who already hold a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), or equilvalent qualification may be considered for Accrediation of Prior Learning (see APL tab for further details)

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £5,100/ Part time: £2,800
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Angela Shelley
01782 733124