Taught course

Education (part time)

University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Teachers lead busy lives – that’s why we’ve designed this flexible MA to fit your schedule. On the course, you’ll attend monthly twilight sessions over two years.

You’ll learn from supportive teacher-researchers and benefit from the expertise in our Centre for Teaching and Learning Research:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • social justice and gender in education settings
  • policy and practice addressing inclusion, diversity and the awarding gap of pupils facing deprivation.

You’ll explore child-friendly research methods such as drama, art, observation and interviews, and bring what you’ve learned to your final research project. This may result in outcomes that:

  • can be applied in the classroom to develop your practice
  • build your professional confidence
  • boost your promotion prospects.

In the spirit of flexibility, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your learning and research to what interests you most. Also, if you have existing Masters-level credits, you may have the option to bring them to this course.

Please note that the UK Government’s Master’s Loan is only available for full, standalone Masters courses. Students with Advanced Standing are not eligible for this funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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