Taught course

Effective Learning and Teaching

UCL - University College London · Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required together with at least two years of full-time teaching experience and/or a recognised teaching qualification (for example, PGCE).

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

This MA explores how effective learning happens, what influences it, and how it can be facilitated. It invites systematic reflection on participants' learning, and on how to promote others' learning through teaching.

The MA takes the profession of teaching to a new level, challenging assumptions held since schooldays and reconceptualising the purposes of education today.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
60 months


This programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, games, discussions and group tasks. Assessment is through writing a critical review of a chosen academic article and through writing an assignment in which small-scale research into a selected area of study is analysed. Peer and self-assessment are systematically included.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214