Taught course


Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification such as a Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Other professional qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This flexible, postgraduate master’s in education will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development by exploring a diverse range of educational modules.

If you are interested in progressing with our career to more senior or specialist roles, then this is the perfect way to build on your existing credentials and to offer something extra to employers.

You can choose from our wide ranging, comprehensive modules to make sure that your learning meets your exact requirements. This unique, bespoke learning programme means that it can be possible to fit your study around other commitments, such as a career or family life.

We expect applications from those already working in a variety of roles, across the education sector and education contexts. The wide selection of multi-disciplinary modules on this MA will prepare you with all of the specialist knowledge that you need to up-skill and take your career to the next level.

You will be supported by a diverse and extremely well qualified range of research-active staff. The accessibility and approachability of our staff is paramount to the MA Education suite and our unique and dedicated approach to student support truly sets us apart. We work hard to build your confidence and offer unwavering support.

All our staff are currently employed in Education, giving you access to the most up to date knowledge, gained through practical experience. You will enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with peers from the sector, to create a body of new and emerging knowledge.

This Education MA is relevant to all educational sectors and contexts, from schools to further and higher education. Research supported by critical enquiry and discourse will extend, develop and enhance your ability to analyse, evaluate and judge the underlying assumptions surrounding educational policy and practice.

This course is offered as the core to our MA Education suite, if you are interested in focusing on a particular area then you may wish to graduate with a bracketed specialism.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444