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University of Chichester · Institute for Education

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from all professionals working in the field of education, with or without QTS. Standard requirements: normally graduate status (second class honours or above) - work in an education related field - overseas applicants - a certified level of proficiency in English of at least IELT 6.5 or its equivalent If you do not have a degree or have a class 3 degree, your application will be considered individually on merit.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The part-time MA (Education) is an innovative programme that combines professional relevance with contemporary needs and interests of teachers and others working in education settings. The programme creates a supportive reflective space for professionals to evaluate how their study impacts on practice and student learning outcomes.

The MA (Education) enables you to align your Masters study with existing school-based professional learning projects and/or school improvement plans.

Course Information

The programme consists of four 30 credit modules and a dissertation.

How do I achieve a MA (Education)?

One content module will be available per semester. MA(Education) modules include: Effective Pedagogy; Emotional Aspects of Learning; and Leading Learning.

The Critiquing the Effect of Workplace Learning module enables you to accredit informal workplace learning that you may be undertaking in your work setting.

Our MA(Education) programme provides the opportunity to follow your own particular area of interest throughout every module, for example a specific focus on maths subject knowledge; SEND; or management. You will be encouraged and supported to ensure that the practitioner research you undertake during your study reflects your chosen focus, thus the programme is both specialised and personalised. Although this will not lead to a named specialist award, your modules will be shown on your academic transcript.

You are also able to select modules from other Masters programmes within the Institute of Education at the University of Chichester, for example MA in Inclusive Special Education.


Two years (four semesters) at the rate of one module per semester, plus a further year (two semesters) for the dissertation (parts 1 and 2). We appreciate that circumstances can change and part-time students are helped by having flexible study arrangements. To that end, we permit you to intermit from the programme for a maximum of 2 years over the whole programme, provided that you return and complete the degree within 6 years.

A module is a unit of up to 24 hours taught/face-to-face delivery, typically over one semester with its own discrete assessment and carrying 30 M level credits. Each module is formed of small group seminars and one Saturday Workshop, held at Bognor Regis campus. Sessions will normally be delivered between 5.30 – 8.00 pm, but times may vary.


The MA(Education) programme draws on a range of assessment methods including video diaries; practitioner research projects; 6,000 word essays; and presentations.

To gain a MA(Education), you will need to complete four modules and the dissertation parts 1 & 2 (4 x 30) + 60 = 180 credits.

It is your right to exit the programme at any time. After successful completion of two modules you would be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice and after four modules you would be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice.

The duration of the Course is normally from a minimum of three years to a maximum of six years.

Information for international students

For more information on fees as an international student, please contact admissions@chi.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MA Education Office
01243 812045