Taught course

English in Education

King's College London · Department of Education and Professional Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 first degree (or equivalent), plus the PGCE or an equivalent initial teacher qualification. Although teaching experience is highly recommended (especially when related to the subject focus of the MA you are applying for), applicants with an appropriate academic qualifications are invited to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme forms part of our department's successful modular MA programme, which has been running for over a decade. The core module, Notions of English, draws on current research and scholarship to address topics that include: the history of and current approaches to English teaching; the nature of speaking and writing; learning, knowledge and thinking in English; assessment for learning in English; the vernacular and poetic; English and students' other languages; language as art; language and other media; key concepts in English; and underlying principles of English teaching. You will then be able to pursue your personal and professional interests through our extensive choice of optional modules.

This course is ideal if you teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. We will enable professionals concerned with education to reflect on their practice and to inform such reflection by extending their knowledge. We will teach you about the significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 7207