Applicants should normally have a good first degree, at 2:1 classification or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.
Months of entry
The MA Education degree is intended for experienced educational professionals who are practising teachers, teacher educators, or individuals in allied professions with a significant interest in education. Students follow a core programme and choose specialist topics relevant to their own needs and interests which they are encouraged to explore through supervised qualitative enquiry.
This one-year, full-time programme consists of two taught courses and a dissertation. In the first of the two taught modules, participants will consider the principles of teacher education, and will look at the implications of 'exporting' models of education to other international contexts. The second course will introduce research methods for the study of education and then go on to provide opportunities for individual work on specialist topics. The dissertation, which is research-based, is to be completed by the end of the programme.
It is likely that this MA degree course will appeal to practising teachers, teacher educators and other educational professions. Teaching experience is desirable but applications are also welcome from those just beginning their educational careers. The intention is to allow for the diversity of interest and experience to be reflected in the differing specialist topics and dissertation foci.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515