Taught course

Education (Generic)

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Education and Society

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent. We also expect you to have experience of working at educational institutions, following your graduation. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a teacher or educationalist who would like to develop your professional practice? The aim of this Full-time/ part-time course is to support your career development while also enabling you to develop advanced research and study skills.

This course develops your professional practice as a teacher or educationalist. You will learn advanced research and study skills while acquiring Masters-level knowledge that is shaped by your personal interests and career aspirations.

The part-time route is spread over three years, which allows you to combine it with flexible paid work and other commitments.The full-time route is for 1 year.

There are four titles for the MA available, depending upon the modules chosen for study. The titles available are:

  • MA Education (Generic)
  • MA Education (Advanced Professional Practice - Secondary)
  • MA Education (Advanced Professional Practice - Primary)
  • MA Education (Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion)

The content of the course can be tailored to your particular interests with a range of modules from our MA suite. Options include 'Advanced Pedagogical Practice’, ‘Assessment Theory into Pedagogical Practice’, ‘Leading Organisational Effectiveness in Education’, Inclusive Education', 'Barriers to Learning' and 'Approaches to Teaching and Learning for Learners with Special Educational Needs'. You can also choose to undertake a negotiated individual study in education. For those who are returning to higher education, we provide plenty of support including classes to assist with academic writing.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and no less than 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening. If you require accommodation please go to the following web page. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduateaccommodation/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Tuition Fees for full-time postgraduate students (code CID825) is £4,500, International fee is £11,000.

Tuition fees for part-time postgraduate students (code CID826) is £300 per 10 Credits.

For information on fees and funding, please click here

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
1 months

Course contact details

Kim Gilligan
+44 (0)191 515 3845