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Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree or appropriate professional qualification with experience in an educational setting. Many modules will require you to be working in, or have access to, an educational environment.

For certain modules, engagement with children and young people will be required, therefore you must obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Months of entry


Course content

Ranked number one in Wales for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2017), Education at Wrexham Glyndwr University is one of the institution's most successful courses, working closely with organisations in a wide group of sectors, notably FE, health and training.

The department has had a successful period which included strong performances in the Sunday Times and Guardian league tables.

Our MA Education has been designed to provide content and context that relates directly to the work of educational professionals in a wide range of settings, including schools, colleges, universities and public sector organisations. Course content and assignments are all work-related, enabling you to consider the latest theoretical underpinning related to your work.

You can select from the following named routes:

MA Education (Learning & Teaching)

MA Education (Leadership)

MA Education (ALN - Dyslexia)

MA Education (Counselling Skills for Education)

or make their own selection of modules to achieve the generic MA Education award.

The MA Education (Additional Learning Needs) has two pathways. There are generic SEN/ALN modules or, candidates may elect to study the specific British Dyslexia Association accredited modules to achieve the Approved Teacher Status (ATS) and then the Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) awards.

The MA Education has been designed to meet the requirements of the Welsh Government’s priorities for education and caters for a wide range of professionals who are involved in delivering education in a variety of organisations and related settings. Partners involved in the design of this programme included: local authorities; FE colleges; voluntary and community organisations, nurse educators; headteachers; teachers and current students.

Whatever setting you come from, you will be challenged to extend your thinking about the subjects you select, deepen your understanding of the content and theoretical foundations of the area and, be encouraged to reflect critically upon how this will impact on your practice. All assignments will be context related to enable you to implement many of the ideas discussed and to evaluate their success.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Interim awards: PGDip and PGCert.

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439