For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject with relevant work experience.
We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case by case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.
Recent Exeter PGCE graduates can gain accelerated entry to the MA in Education
Some modules require Disclosure & Barring Service checks.
Months of entry
The Masters of Arts in Education at the University of Exeter gives you the opportunity to further your studies in education. It is designed for individuals from varied educational backgrounds and establishments, and from related professions such as health care and law, who want to develop their understanding of the theory, research, practices and policy of education in their professional context. Our programme will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding, prepare you for further research and provide a firm foundation for developing your career in Education and associated disciplines.
If you are a teacher, for instance, it builds on the foundation of your teacher education course and gives you the opportunity to reflect critically on your own teaching and to investigate educational issues that interest you. By giving you a framework of study and academic support it will help you to become a more informed, more critical and a more independent teacher.
The programme is part-time and is delivered through intensive teaching periods (partially online and partially face-to-face on campus) to meet the needs of busy educational professionals.
Information for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- SSIS Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)1392 723192