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

The current political and economic climate has created a need for cross-system working within the education sector; professionals of the future therefore need to extend their knowledge beyond a specific subject area. Education Studies has been designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to look at the 'whole' system and identify opportunities to influence the wider education landscape.

Core units aim to provide students with the theoretical knowledge to underpin future practice such as social research design and understanding education within a global context. Our flexible way of working and support also helps you fit studying around other commitments.

The full-time MA Education Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week with additional independent, guided study requirements.Students following the part-time route follow the same pattern of study, however students can take up to 2 years to complete both phases of the programme. In addition to directed tasks, you are also expected to spend time preparing for assignments by independent reading, research and reflection.

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: £7,560, part-time: £3,780 per year
International students
Non-EU overseas students full-time: £13,050 part-time: £6,525 per year

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