Entry requirements

Applicants are required to provide evidence of prior study at IQF level 6, normally in the form of a good honours degree (usually an upper second class honours or above), or equivalent; and they should have achieved a minimum of minimum 60 level-7 credits.

You may be an undergraduate looking for a progression route into further study, aspiring to work in an educational field or currently working in an educational context.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA course has emerged as a direct result of our work with local practitioners and senior leaders in educational establishments. The course builds on existing structures to further integrate academic study with work-based learning and research.

The programme can be tailored to your interests and professional development needs whether you are a recently qualified teacher looking to return to study, a school mentor ready to explore your role in the context of our MA programme, you are interested in a curriculum subject or particular aspect of pedagogy, a middle-leader keen to make improvements to your department or a senior leader looking for a transformative learning experience.

The revised structure ensures a coherent and supportive student experience throughout the programme which comprises of core modules that can be applied in a variety of different areas. Our flexible programme reflects the expectation that practitioners work in wider networks with colleagues and alongside expert facilitators, including the university teaching team.

You will graduate with an in-depth and critical understanding of theory and research. Modules are designed to complement and extend your professional commitments, and teaching and assignment submissions are scheduled to fit around your existing work.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    n/a months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644