Entry requirements

For entry onto the MA in Education candidates will have undertaken a PGCE study with at least 60 Master’s credits at level 7 either from the University of Buckingham or an alternative university. For candidates with a level 6 PGCE, an additional module of study will be provided.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MA in Education is a one year, online course for teachers and school leaders to develop expertise in the field of education through critical evaluation of research and scholarship. The course builds on learning from a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and consists of 3 modules of study. Candidates can start the MA immediately after their PGCE or at a later stage.

We offer several variations: Teaching & Learning, Leading Sport in Schools and Evidence Based Practice.

The course consists of a literature review, which informs a research project to explore an educational issue with a view to improving the candidate’s own professional practice or that of others. The study culminates in a dissertation involving a candidate’s own project in their school or research in a wider field of education.

Course content

  • Conducting a literature review
  • Academic writing of a literature review and critical evaluation
  • Research methods
  • Project/dissertation planning and design
  • Ethics in educational research

Everyone on the Master's course is allocated a supervisor. You will be able to meet with your supervisor at times that are suitable for you both. This is likely to be via Zoom/Teams or another online meeting platform. You are also supported by study sessions during the course. There is usually a session early in the course to introduce you to how the course will run, then there will be twilight sessions during the year to support you with each module and with the completion of the dissertation overall. The majority of these are optional in terms of attendance as we know that many people struggle to be available at certain times. However, all these sessions are recorded and can be watched after the live event. This means that as you progress through the course you end up having a library of videos to support you to a successful outcome.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,150 - £6,000
International students
£3,150 - £6,000

Please visit our website to see the latest information relating to our tuition fees, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1280 820222