Taught course

Education

Institution
University of Exeter · Education
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent). While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

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.

Some modules require Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview
  • Our part-time programme is delivered through intensive teaching periods (partially online and partially face-to-face on campus) to meet the needs of busy educational professionals
  • Our Education Studies module will provide you with a thorough grounding in education research, theory and practice
  • All modules are assessed through coursework and some modules involve studio and classroom work, fieldtrips, and school visits
  • Our cultural programme gives you opportunities to network and learn new skills by attending workshops with performing arts companies as well as craft-focused arts workshops and even a pop-up choir!
  • The flexibility of the programme means it’s ideal for students wishing to progress their careers from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds
Careers

The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions.

Students considering an academic career and progression to PhD are advised to undertake the MSc Educational Research.

Graduate destinations

The University has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students compete very successfully in the employment market. Our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in the UK and overseas with examples given below.

Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations listed below are independent and do not correspond.

Job Titles
  • Teacher
  • Subject Specialist Teacher (including music, arts, drama)
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Head of Department
  • Arts Manager
  • Educational Therapist
  • Education Officer
  • Dyslexia Assessor
  • Headteacher/Principal
  • Education Consultant
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Lecturer
Employers
  • Ofsted
  • Devon Education Authority
  • Jersey States Education Department
  • Plymouth City Council
  • FEA Training and Development Centre
  • Camden LEA
  • Exeter College
  • Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Danish National School of Contemporary Dance
  • Ministry of Education, Cyprus
  • Saltash Community School
  • University of Reading

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/education/educationma/#fees
International students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/education/educationma/#fees

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 723192