Taught course


University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

A degree and/or a teaching qualification are normally required for admission. Your professional experience may, however, count towards entry if you do not hold a degree – many successful participants (who are not graduates) have joined the programme and have found practitioner-expertise appropriate to the demands of the programme. This will be discussed at interview.

Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a strong foundation for careers in a range of educational settings, both public and private, in the UK or abroad.

The MA in Education is designed for ‘Highly skilled Education Professionals’ such as teachers, lecturers, educational managers and leaders in a variety of educational contexts i.e., schools, colleges, universities, military and nursing. For those seeking new roles, promotion or are in the early stages of their career the MA Education offers relevant employability through an extensive knowledge base and strong transferable skills. Through the development of critical enquiry, reflection, and research informed practice the MA Education provides high-quality learning experiences that can lead to a greater understanding expertise and knowledge within an educational context and add professional credibility to any resume. This course also offers the first step for those interested in extending their research focus and leads directly to a pathway for doctoral or PhD studies.

We work in partnership with our research centre engaging in current educational evidence-based projects. Our course design aligns to the early careers framework and we work closely with our community through the strategic leadership group (Academies, MAT, and school Hubs) to engage with the National Professional Qualifications through MA delivery and CPD.

This course is also ideal for those working in all aspects of education and across a range of contexts. It is also a direct route for those wishing to progress to doctoral research in education. The MA Education is therefore designed to provide an excellent opportunity to develop career and employability skills.

We provide high-quality learning experiences in a supportive and inclusive environment, allowing you to customise your learning experience through flexible and varied assessment approaches and module options.

Our MA Education programme includes the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding, applying what you learn to your current or future role, responsibilities or career aspirations.

Through the School of Education, we deliver in partnership with CAPITA the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications, and have aligned our MA modules to meet the needs of new careers teachers, established teachers, and mentors.

Information for international students

English Language requirements are normally IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each area (unless otherwise stated) or equivalent accepted qualification.

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

Course contact details

01902 32 22 22