Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent plus two years’ experience as a practitioner in education in any sector: for example, in a school, college, or within higher education. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis.

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Months of entry


Course content

This flexible course – aimed at educators and education professionals – will improve your practice through a highly personalised programme of Masters level study.

It will prepare you to be a thought leader in your specific area of educational interest by introducing you to a range of core and optional modules grounded in educational research and theoretical understandings of education.

You’ll develop your skills with two core modules focusing on research methods, alongside educational project design and implementation.

The optional modules will draw upon the School of Education’s core research strands – Childhood Studies, Digital Education, Special Educational Needs and Language (in) Education – giving you scope to pursue your areas of interest. You’ll also conduct an independent research study for your dissertation with support from your appointed supervisor.

In joining our MA Education course, you’ll become part of a friendly, multicultural and multi-disciplinary team of students, education professionals and researchers.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office