Normally applicants are expected to have a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and a clearly expressed interest in educational assessment, gained largely through experience. Teaching, assessment development and implementation, and/or policy experience is very welcomed, but not a requirement.
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
The Educational Assessment MA investigates the purposes and potential uses of formative and summative assessment and the relationship between the two. The course provides opportunities to review assessment of learning and assessment for learning, it develops students' understanding of principal concepts in educational testing and encourages critical engagement with policy development in educational assessment.
The Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Department at UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre for the study of curriculum, teaching and learning and assessment, as well as geography, business, mathematics, history, religious education, citizenship and science education.
The department provides an impressive range of cutting-edge MA and CPD courses, variously presented in face-to-face, distance learning or mixed mode formats. In addition we offer a first class PhD programme and staff members are actively involved in an extensive range of innovative, nationally and internationally acclaimed, research and development projects.
The department's student population is very diverse, as are the students on the MA: students, practising teachers and lecturers, awarding body staff members, policy makers and a rich and diverse range of international students.
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 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
Depending on the modules taken, the programme is delivered through face-to-face evening sessions, intensive five day face-to-face daytime sessions, and or on-line. A typical evening face-to-face session consists of two and a half hours of lectures, dialogue, small group discussions, presentations and/or a range of other activities.
Course contact details
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