Taught course

Citizenship, History or Religious Education (Humanities)

UCL - University College London · Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

In this MA programme, students explore political and philosophical debates that have influenced and shaped learning and teaching in citizenship, history and religious education. Students focus on their subject specialism, and are encouraged and enabled to critically reflect on principles and issues that relate to policy and professional practice.

This MA is housed in the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, a world-leading centre for subject-specialist education. This MA recognises the unique qualities of each subject area and makes connections between them, providing exciting opportunities to explore common concerns.

Our programme offers students the opportunity to combine online study with face-to-face sessions, or to pursue their studies entirely by online learning. We recognise that many students value face-to-face interaction, and most of our modules include a small number of seminars at UCL Institute of Education. There is scope however for online interaction for those participating from a distance.

Most students will exit the programme with a Master's degree in Citizenship Education, History Education, or Religious Education. Depending on the combination of modules taken, some students may be able to exit with an MA in two subjects (major/minor). Please contact the Programme Leader for further information.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 4 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
12 months
part time
24 months


Much of the programme is taught via online learning. Some modules include live seminars. Students participate in a variety of ways, including giving short presentations or seminar papers or leading group discussions. Group work is often used, and some seminars will include more formal presentations by tutors.

Course contact details

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