12 months
16200 GBP/year
9400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you believe in the lifelong value of education and want to work towards improving the experience for students in all educational contexts, this Master's in Education Studies degree from the University of Portsmouth is for you.

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You may already be working in the education sector, such as a teacher, manager or researcher, but even if not, this course will refine your abilities to collaboratively explore and critique all aspects of educational policy and practice.

You'll draw on pedagogical, sociological and psychological theory to discover how people of all ages and backgrounds respond to education, and how this translates into lived experience in schools, colleges, universities, professional development programmes and other educational settings.

You'll look at the role and purpose of education from both a national and global perspective, supported by expert academics with sector experience and a diverse cohort of fellow educational professionals.

When you graduate the Education Studies programme from the University of Portsmouth , you'll have the tools and skills to approach complex issues in education at an advanced level, preparing you for senior roles in educational policy and services, pedagogy, learning support or research.

Graduates of this course have gone on to roles such as:

  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Lecturer in Education
  • Research assistant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Education Studies
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Educational Studies
  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Special Education Needs and Disability
  • Education in a Global Context
  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy: The Management of Educational Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9400 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • NATIONAL and EU: £4,700 per year
  • NON-EU: £8,100 per year

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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