Taught course


Staffordshire University · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

  1. An Honours Degree (classification 2:2 or above).

  2. GCSE English grade C or above, or equivalent.

  3. For all stages of the course, it is necessary for you to be able to have access to the Internet (to allow Blackboard access and e-mail contact for communication with course tutors and administrators).

  4. Evidence of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. (The university can process this application. However, participants will be required to pay the standard fee.)

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The MA in Education will allow you to develop and enhance your own professional practice in education. It focuses on developing your practice in relation to the needs of your professional setting. All of the modules are designed to support your teaching and associated educational leadership practice in a wide range of work-place settings. This might be in a school, college, local authority, public service or community setting. It provides a programme that will inspire you and develop your passion for working in education, whilst extending and enhancing your own educational development. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to enhance their continuing professional development portfolios through engagement with single modules.

We value the knowledge that you have already gained through your prior experience and you are encouraged to contribute your ideas and experiences from practice in class sessions.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you need to evidence at least one of the following:

  • a minimum score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing and listening modules) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as administered by the British Council in most countries
  • a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 213 in the computer-based test. TOEFL results must include a minimum score of 4.5 for the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade C

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Education Admissions
+44(0)1782 294400