Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification and/or appropriate work experience. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible course will develop your practice and critical thinking as you explore a range of key areas in education. You can choose to specialise in inclusive education or leadership or to follow a broader programme as you advance your practice.

With a wide range of modules and the chance to specialise, you can tailor your learning to your professional aims while developing your practice. The course is aimed at those working in education or learning and development roles as well as education graduates who wish to further their studies. The flexible curriculum reflects the latest developments in education and is delivered by a team of dedicated and experienced teaching staff with specialist areas of expertise.

The compulsory module engages students with critical analysis of contemporary educational policy and the factors that have shaped it both within the UK and internationally. Students will be encouraged to consider theories underpinning the socio-cultural context of education and then reflect upon their own experience of professional practice. In the final stage of their MA, students will complete a dissertation focusing on a research topic of their choice.

You will be encouraged to reflect on your own practice, taking the skills and knowledge you gain to implement strategies that meet the needs of your learners. The School of Education is well connected, and guest speakers bring wider perspectives to the modules you study.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at out postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
03330 141414