Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard and a developed interest in history education (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

September

Course content

In the MA Education (History), students explore educational, political and philosophical debates that have influenced curriculum and the learning and teaching of history in schools, colleges and related settings. Students are encouraged to critically reflect on principles, practices and issues that shape and relate to policy and professional practice in history education and to develop theorized and evidence-informed perspectives on policy and practice.

The MA Education is located in the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, a world-leading centre for subject-specialist education. By studying the history education route, you will have the opportunity to reflect on practice in history education and, through assignments focused on contemporary subject-specific teaching and learning, you will have opportunities to develop and evaluate interventions to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in history in educational settings and related contexts.

You will be encouraged to read widely in specialist literature and be introduced to world-leading theory and research in history education and in education studies more broadly. You will be encouraged to innovate and test ideas and to contribute to ongoing discussions about improving history education.

Our programme offers students the opportunity to study face-to-face, to combine online study with face-to-face sessions, or to pursue their studies entirely by online learning. Online learning and blended learning provide access to our courses for students studying at a distance.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
      part time
      24 months
        flexible
        60 months

        Assessment

        The dissertation/report module includes may be taken with an online \'Integrated Research Methods\' course in term 1 of the module or without this element, depending on students' preferences.

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

        Course contact details

        Phone
        +44 (0)20 3370 1214