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 and a developed interest in education in the Humanities (usually evidenced by teaching experience or by experience related to education).

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: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language 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: 2-5 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP7,925; UK/EU Part-time: GBP3,930; Overseas Full-time: GBP17,190; Overseas Part-time: GBP8,470; Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Qualification and course duration


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


The dissertation/report module includes an online \'Integrated Research Methods\' course which students take at the beginning.

Students are allocated a dissertation/report supervisor. For most of the module, teaching and learning takes place through regular one-to-one research supervision. These supervisions can be conducted face-to-face and/or via distance learning.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214