Entry requirements

This MA course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, who are graduates with a recognised teaching qualification, or other relevant educational experience.

Applicants normally have:

  • a good honours degree
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), other equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience

Entry with credit

Credit can be made up of appropriate work completed outside the course, for example, M level credit from PGCE awards or Postgraduate Certificates in relevant educational courses.

English language requirements

Candidates whose first language is not English should be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of spoken and written English.

  • IELTS level 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.

Months of entry


Course content

Take your career to the next level with an MA in Education. On this course, you’ll develop advanced practitioner skills that you can apply across educational settings. And you’ll be free to explore your interests and turn your passions into a professional specialism.

You’ll enjoy a flexible learning environment, based around the school term, including:

  • evening classes during term time

  • time in the school holidays to complete assignments

  • digital, distance learning tools

  • the ability to mix distance learning with in person classes

You’ll join a vibrant learning community of experienced and passionate professionals. You'll discuss and share case studies and debate key topics in education. And you’ll have opportunities to network and learn from each other, while sharing your own expertise.

Throughout your studies you'll grow as a leader and expert practitioner. And you'll finish the course ready to influence change or lead best practice in your workplace.

Information for international students

International students hold a conditional offer until payment of a deposit of £3000 is received.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,400 (Full Time) £935 per single module (Distance Learning)
International students
£15,800 (Full Time) £1,760 per single module (International Distance Learning)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences believes strongly in the importance of making a difference to the world of our students, and in the ability and potential of our students to make a difference in the world. The Dean's Scholarship is one small way in which we make that belief tangible. Please click on the link below to find out more.

Dean’s Scholarship

International students can apply for our International Students Scholarship. Please click on the link below to find out more.

International Students Scholarship

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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