Taught course

Education Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

You should normally have a good honours degree, typically a first or second- class classification. We also accept candidates who have alternative but equivalent qualifications or experience for example: -an equivalent professional qualification recognised at honours degree standard -an unclassified or lower classified degree alongside significant, relevant professional experience in education -a postgraduate certificate or diploma appropriate to the main area of study

Months of entry


Course content

This is a flexible course designed to meet the needs of a wide range of education professionals, including teachers. It provides participants with an opportunity to study educational policy and practice within an increasingly globalised context. There may be an opportunity to take a specialised route in English Language Teaching.

The attendance requirements and modes of assessment are determined by the unit.

Students following the part-time route follow the same pattern of study described above, however students can take up to 2 years to complete both phases of the programme.

Taught sessions are mainly conducted during weekdays, though some may be offered at weekends and in the evening. In additon to the taught sessions you are expected to work independently.

This independent work will sometimes be directed by the tutor.

In addition to these directed tasks, you are also expected to spend time preparing for assignments by independent reading, research and reflection.

An intensive study route is also available, enabling you to complete the taught elements of the course through a period of short, but intense formal instruction followed by independent study supported by online materials, discussions and support. The intensive study mode should be of particular interest to international students.

The achievement of a Masters Degree demonstrates abilities that are highly valued by employers. The MA Education Studies opens up a variety of potential career paths, including education administration and or management and preparation for a PhD for teaching in higher education.

Speical Features:

  • Flexible delivery - traditional taught (full/part-time) or intensive modes available
  • Can be tailored to meet personal and professional needs
  • Opportunity to study contemporary educational issues

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,200, part-time: £700 per 30 credit unit. MA = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU overseas students: £10,250

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)161 247 6969