Taught course


University of Nottingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) and a teaching qualification. At least 1 year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (e.g. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

The MA Education is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts.

While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

The overall purpose of the Masters programmes is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic practitioner inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.

A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering students a range of:

  • specialist module options to create a personally and professionally meaningful qualification
  • modes of delivery to take account of individual needs and professional contexts
  • exit points en-route to a full Masters programme

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


full time
18 months
part time
36 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Education Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 4543
+44 (0) 115 846 6600