Taught course

Education Studies

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Education and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Whether you're an education professional or someone with an interest in the field, this MA Education Studies degree course will give you the skills to critically reflect on contemporary national and global educational issues – from childhood, educational psychology, and educational research, to schools, colleges and universities and continuing professional development.

You'll learn to handle complex issues at an advanced level and if you're already in a professional role, you'll develop the skills needed to lead in education policy and pedagogy, enhancing your career prospects.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:
  • Examine contemporary issues and perspectives in education at a local, national and global level
  • Study educational research methods in preparation for a dissertation or work-based project
  • Choose a subject-specific pathway that is related to your research interests and/or your CPD needs
  • Carry out a research project related to your employment

Work experience and career planning

Once you graduate, our Careers and Employability service will help you find a job that puts your skills to use.

You can continue to use this service for up to 5 years after you leave the University, so we'll be on hand to support you as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, your understanding of both the theory and practical application of current knowledge in the field of education will place you in a strong position to advance your career.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher
  • University lecturer
  • School mentor
  • Senior educational leader/manager
  • Academic study

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £7,000 Part time: £3,750 p/a* *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full time: £13,900 Part time: £6,950 p/a* *Fees are subject to annual increase.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
023 9284 5204