Taught course

Education (International)

The University of Manchester · School of Education

Entry requirements

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admissions criteria of the University and of the School: A good honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (overall and in writing) or equivalent An initial qualification in teaching is also required if this is not formally part of your first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is aimed at well qualified graduates wishing to undertake postgraduate study of educational policy and practice. It has been designed for teachers and other education professionals working in a range of educational settings.

The course is strongly focused upon the application of educational theories, ideas and concepts to a range of school/college and community based contexts. It offers a unique combination of policy and practice based perspectives on education located within the educational and other related experiences of the participants. The aims of the programme are to:

Develop participants' critical understanding of key concepts in educational theory in order to enable an informed analysis of educational practices

Raise participants' awareness of the influence of context upon education

Develop participants' professional knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to their prior and emerging professional interests

To enable participants to gain evaluative and analytical skills that will help them to critique education policy and practice
Develop participants' capacity to engage in research to inform and develop their practice

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Education
+44 (0)161 275 3463