Entry requirements

UK/EU: A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis. International: Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by a team with significant research profiles, this programme will give you a structured pathway for professional development and scholarship in the field of education. Using a participatory approach, you will focus on deep theorising and transformation of educational practice by using methods of practice related inquiry. You’ll also investigate and frame innovative solutions to problems of educational practice within your field of professional and personal interest.

  • Enhance your professional development and scholarship within the field of education with our structured pathway. The MA supports progression for students from undergraduate and initial teacher education to postgraduate professional education so you’ll be able to foster deeper and more thoughtful professional practice.
  • Focus on deep theorising and transformation of educational practice using methods of practice related inquiry.
  • Benefit from the option to choose the general route or one of three specialisms: Early Childhood Studies, Mathematics Education, and Special Educational Needs and Inclusion.
  • Learn from experienced educators who have first-hand familiarity with the challenges and possibilities of educational practice. Our lecturers all have significant research profiles, and use their research to inform teaching, modelling our practice related inquiry approach to education.
  • Engage in a programme which offers maximum flexibility for you. Teaching is offered both onsite and through online provision, with onsite provision offered on Saturdays and evenings to fit around professional practitioners.

Pathways include: Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), Mathematics Education and SEN and inclusion.

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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