12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education MA course at the University of Northampton is wide-ranging and involves the study of: leadership, classroom cultures and also has an international and comparative aspect. While studying on this course you will complete a thesis, which is a significant piece of original research.


Course Details

Throughout the Education MA course at the University of Northampton you will be encouraged to engage with other students and professional colleagues in order to develop critical approaches to your study of education and your practical teaching.

The MA comprises of modules that can be studied one by one. A key element of many modules is the provision for ‘shared enquiry’, enabling you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers in developing critical approaches to enquiry within practical education (and education-related) contexts.

There are two versions of the Education MA, both of which can be full-time or part-time. These are a fully online version and a standard version. There are four compulsory modules and a thesis on each of these pathways:


  • EDUM074 International perspectives on education
  • EDUM124 Developing and supporting others
  • EDUM145 Reflecting on professional practice through autoethnography
  • EDUM116 School and classroom cultures
  • EDUM100 Research methods and thesis


  • EDUM074 International perspectives on education
  • EDUM124 Developing and supporting others
  • EDUM116 School and classroom cultures
  • EDUM123: Approaches to leadership and management
  • EDUM100 Research methods and thesis

Career Opportunities

  • School Counsellor
  • Manager
  • Writer
  • Learning mentor
  • Training or Development specialist
  • Instructional designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Years
  • Supporting Parents and Developing Communities
  • School and Classroom Cultures
  • Young Children’s Literature, Media and Culture
  • Approaches to Language Learning - Theory and Method
  • Exploring Pedagogy and Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To study this course, you will need an honours degree, usually at 2:2 or above, from a UK institution or equivalent.
  • If you have other qualifications and have recent professional experience of three years or more, you will also be considered. In this case you will be interviewed and asked to demonstrate that you have engaged with children’s services at graduate level or equivalent, by presenting a portfolio of your responsibilities in your work with children and young people.
  • If you have master’s (level 7) credits from another course, including the PGCE, NPQH, or programmes run by University of Northampton, then it may be possible to credit these towards this degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK Part Time: £1,245 per 30 credits
  • UK Online: £1,110 per 30 credits
  • International Online: £1,110 per 30 credits

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 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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