Taught course

Education Studies

University of Portsmouth · School of Education and Sociology

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 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


Course content

If you believe in the lifelong value of education and want to work towards improving the experience for students in all educational contexts, this Master's in Education Studies is for you.
You may already be working in the education sector, such as a teacher, manager or researcher, but even if not, this course will refine your abilities to collaboratively explore and critique all aspects of educational policy and practice.
You'll draw on pedagogical, sociological and psychological theory to discover how people of all ages and backgrounds respond to education, and how this translates into lived experience in schools, colleges, universities, professional development programmes and other educational settings.
You'll look at the role and purpose of education from both a national and global perspective, supported by expert academics with sector experience and a diverse cohort of fellow educational professionals.
When you graduate, you'll have the tools and skills to approach complex issues in education at an advanced level, preparing you for senior roles in educational policy and services, pedagogy, learning support or research.

Course highlights
  • 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
  • Approach education from a variety of perspectives, such as psychology, sociology and pedagogy
  • Carry out a research project related to your employment
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.
What jobs can you do with an Education Studies degree?
Career opportunities include:
  • Teacher
  • University lecturer
  • School mentor
  • Senior educational leader/manager
  • Academic study

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566