The Education (Assessment) MA programme offered at the University College London (UCL) develops students' understandings of principal concepts in educational testing and encourages critical engagement with policy development and practice in educational assessment.
The MA Education (Assessment) route provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of assessment issues, practices and policies both in the UK and internationally. Our graduates leave with key skills that they are able to apply in a range of workplaces, or they continue to further study at doctoral level.
Teaching and learning
Depending on the modules taken, the programme is delivered through face-to-face evening sessions, occasional weekend daytime sessions, and/or online.
A typical evening face-to-face session consists of two-and-a-half hours of lectures, dialogue, small group discussions, presentations and/or a range of other activities.
Full time students can expect to spend about 26-30 hours of each week preparing for and participating in seminars/lectures, and engaged in independent study and research.
Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are heads of department in schools and colleges, deputy heads and head teachers in UK schools, while others are members of staff at awarding organisations and educational research organisations. Recent graduates from our programmes are working in ministries of education and research departments globally and several are now studying for PhDs in the UK, USA and China.
- Assessment: Issues and Practice
- Understanding Research
- What is Education?
- Assessment for Learning
- Educational Testing
- International Perspectives on Education Reform: Curriculum and Assessment
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
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- Normally applicants are expected to have a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and a clearly expressed interest in educational assessment, gained largely through experience. Teaching, assessment development and implementation, and/or policy experience is welcomed, but not a requirement.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £5,400
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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