Taught course


Leeds Trinity University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

  • The normal entry requirement for the MA in Education is an honours degree.
  • In order to be able to fulfil the requirements of the module assignments, you will need to be working in a teaching or teaching related/support position/leadership position.
  • Access to the course is through completion of a written application form.
  • Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement may still be considered for a place following an application and informal interview process.
  • Early application is advised as places are limited.
  • The normal intake is in September each year.
  • For applicants with prior credits from previous study, or with significant experience, a start in year 2 of the programme may be possible as a result of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme.
  • Applicants whose credits and/or experience are recognised through this scheme may also be able to gain direct entry to Year 2 of the programme.

The Admissions/RPL Tutor, Andrew Pearce, can provide more information on the RPL process and suggested entry points on +44 (0) 113 283 7100 ext. 433 or a.pearce@leedstrinity.ac.uk​. Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Education is a professionally oriented Masters-level programme of professional development taught at Leeds Trinity University.
As a part time course, it is designed specifically to meet your professional and personal development needs whether you are a serving teacher, lecturer, trainer or other education professional.​
It enables you to engage with a wide range of educational issues and is designed to support improvements in teaching and learning through critical reflective practice and practical enquiry.
The course brings together education professionals from a wide variety of contexts: early years, primary education, secondary education, special education, further and higher education. Students on the course are a mix of those who are in the early years of the profession, as well as experienced teachers, education leaders, managers and those who support learning. Students say how much they value the sharing of practice across sectors and disciplines, and how they benefit from learning in such diverse groups.
Course benefits
  • The course is specifically designed for busy professionals, working in all educational contexts, to support reflective and evidence-based practice
  • The course is a professionally relevant programme of continuing professional development for all those working in teaching/training/lecturing/support positions in education.
  • The MA is a manageable part time programme taught by enthusiastic, dedicated and expert staff with significant experience of work and research in the field of education.
  • Learning is supported through access to online library and journal resources, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and a specialist team of staff in our Learning Hub to support academic learning and development.
  • The MA offers excellent value for money that leads to real benefits in terms of career progression and development.​

Fees and funding

UK students

UK & EU Students:

​Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2016-17. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. These fees will be fixed for the duration of the degree course. Find out more

Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months


part time
18 months


part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Maximum period of study for PGCert 2 years, PGDip 4 years and MA 5 years.

Course contact details

Admissions team
0113 283 7123