Taught course


University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

- A good undergraduate degree (first or 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university, or - Non-honours degree candidates can be considered where they have at least two years' substantial experience in a relevant field or sector. The minimum non-graduate qualifications acceptable for admission are: - An advanced diploma in education and at least two years of relevant experience, or - A teaching qualification (gained after at least the equivalent of two satisfactory years of higher education) and at least two years of relevant experience.

Months of entry

September, June

Course content

If you are considering full-time study then you may be interested MA International Education and Globalisation.

This programme has a variety of ways to study.

Part-time MA (90 credits - 2-5 years)
Part-time Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits)
Part-time Postgraduate Certificate (30 credits)

The programme aims to:
Improve your skills of critical thinking and analysis
Enhance your professional practice through greater theoretical understanding of current educational issues.

The programme will give you an unparalleled opportunity to study education at an advanced level. You will work independently within a challenging but supportive environment. The MA in Education is designed for teachers, lecturers, trainers, educational leaders, managers and administrators, and those aspiring to a career in education.

Programme Features:
Choose from one of four Study Pathways to focus your learning where you want to develop.
Flexible study options for part-time students, include Summer Schools, Study Centres and distance learning.
Opportunity to undertake research in the context of your own or your institution's policy and practice.
Tutors are national and international experts in their field.

Study Pathways:
You can choose one of the following Study Pathways as part of this programme:
MA Education
MA Education (International Education)
MA Education (Learning and Teaching)
MA Education (Educational Leadership and Management)

Programme Structure

Core units:

  • Research methods in education
  • Dissertation

Choose one unit from:

  • Education and society
  • Understanding learners and learning

Some pathways require one of these units preventing choice.

Optional units:

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum studies
  • Education in an international context
  • Educational enquiry
  • Leading and managing educational innovation
  • Leading and managing schools and colleges
  • Technologies for learning

Information for international students

Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study. - IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components) - PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

View information on the funding opportunities on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-96 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-60 months
full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 383037