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Entry requirements

You will have a degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be considered. You also need to have experience related to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

For Further Information

Tutor Contact: Claire Goodley

Months of entry


Course content

Investigate topics you’ve contemplated during your time in the education sector. Generate discussions through examples from your experiences and challenge theories of education. Apply new ideas and thinking to your practice.

We believe that practice is a form of expertise and that, alongside more conventional academic material, practice can generate new thinking and understanding.

Through this masters degree, you’ll bring practice examples to sessions, to spark discussions and challenge existing education theories.

Perhaps you’ve wondered about lunchtimes in the playground and what’s considered disreputable play? Maybe you’d like to explore training techniques for apprenticeship schemes? Or how we increase the retention rate of teachers? Whichever topic you’re interested in, you’ll be able to investigate it as part of our course.

You’ll explore the philosophy of education and general education theories, and how to apply these to yourself and your professional work environment. Issues you might look into include managing behaviour, priorities on your personal development plan, or if you’re a teacher, your school’s action plan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969