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Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This ourse is perfect for you if you are seeking to understand education within its broader contexts, and is equally suitable for home and overseas students. With a choice of core modules to suit your past experience it is ideal preparation for entering work in the education sphere as it pairs foundation theories with a more in-depth study of education arguments and disputes. We encourage you to link theoretical and practical understanding of issues in education, while developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the questions involved in conceptualising and designing educational research.

You will receive a grounding in research methods and a core module based on your prior knowledge of the UK education system. You will also select two optional modules from our portfolio to suit your own interests. You’ll then complete a dissertation under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

This course will help you to understand better the theories, practicalities and significance of educational issues, whilst also enabling you to develop an appreciation for the role that research plays in illuminating these. We aim to help you to identify and meet your professional and personal development needs through a flexible bank of modules and informed advice in choosing your dissertation topic. You will have the opportunity to debate with your peers on a host of important education issues.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band A. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24/36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Education Studies
(0)24 7652 3800