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Entry requirements

You may apply if you have an honours degree in an appropriate discipline. You will be accepted onto the programme following a satisfactory interview, references and evidence of qualifications.

If you don’t have these academic qualifications you may qualify for entry based on other equivalent relevant qualifications or experience.

If you have a PGCE which you gained within the last five years then we can recognise up to 60 relevant M level credits for this to provide exemption from two of the modules normally studied in the second year of part-time study. This means that you would complete and pass the first year modules and then proceed straight to your dissertation study.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Education is a flexible programme which offers you the opportunity to explore the links between theory, policy and practice in education. It is designed to support professionals working in a range of education settings and is relevant for any career stage.

This Masters course engages you with current issues and debates in education, enabling you to gain critical awareness and understanding and to develop new insights. You will engage in research and advanced scholarship in the discipline and will develop as a self-directed, independent learner who is able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.

Our MA in Education includes innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment which are supported by a team of tutors who are also active researchers. We have designed the programme to enable you to study with others who are interested in a wide range of educational issues; for example people working in primary, secondary, post-compulsory or higher education; libraries and archive professionals; people working in museum education; people with mentor roles; Early Years teachers, play workers or Children’s Centre managers.

This flexible course enables you to apply your experience and learning by selecting areas of focus for assignments to support your professional practice and academic interests. In the final stage of the course you will undertake a dissertation where you will to research in depth one particular theme of your choice.

Our MA course in Education can be studied full-time (typically over three academic semesters) or part-time (typically 3 years). The full-time option may be more suitable if you are taking a break from employment or following on from undergraduate study.

Information for international students

International applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate that they possess sufficient competence in written and spoken English to succeed in the programme of study. This will normally be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with not less than 5.5 in each section.

Due to immigration laws, International Students on a Tier 4 visa must be studying full-time. For more information about Visa requirements and Short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa & Immigration webpages.

For information about fees and funding please visit the International Fees & Funding webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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