Taught course

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

UCL - University College London · Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Entry requirements

You are required to have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, a PGCE or an equivalent professional qualification, and two years of teaching experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements please apply and we will assess your eligibility. We sometimes require a qualifying essay if you do not meet all our requirements but have relevant teaching experience. 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

January, October

Course content

The Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment MA will enable students to develop their expertise in curriculum, development, teaching and learning, and assessment practices. Students will be able to analyse and reflect on their professional experience, and examine new developments in policy and practice, giving them the skills to become a successful leader, and helping them to create and sustain change.

The UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre of research and teaching in the field of education. The curriculum pedagogy and assessment programme is the only such degree in the United Kingdom, equipping you to be a leader of curriculum reform. You will study alongside students from all over the world and learn from tutors who are experts in the area.

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

Qualification and course duration


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


Teaching is delivered in collaborative learning groups. Our aim is to develop communities of learners, and we expect students to be active participants in creating new knowledge. All assessment is through coursework.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214