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Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Course Overview 

The Education programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University is taught in partnership with Teaching School Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts, SCITT partners, Diocesan offices, military, health, sport, outdoor education, theatres, local authorities and a wide range of other employers and organisations throughout the South-West and beyond.

The course ethos is informed, first and foremost, by a renowned student-centred approach focusing on developing and enhancing professionals’ practice and specific subject expertise, which allows you to identify your own research focus.

Why this course at Marjon?

  • An individual student-centred approach with outstanding support from a community of expert tutors.
  • Flexible modules which enable students to develop their subject and research focus.
  • Opportunities to join an inter-disciplinary Masters’ community for the sharing of innovative ideas and practice.
  • A flexible and practice-centred approach developed to support the needs of busy professionals.
  • Opportunities to study for named pathway awards, including: MA Education, MA Education - Leadership and MA Education - Coaching, Mentoring & Leadership.

Perfect if you're curious about:

  • How can I enhance my own subject expertise?
  • How do I develop research ideas to explore something that matters to me and/or my employer?
  • How can I enhance my own capacity for excellence; as well as that of the organisation I am a part of?
  • How can I develop my critical writing skills at Masters’ level?
  • How do I publish my research to reach a wide professional community?

What might you become?

In general terms, a Masters’ degree can enable career progression in a highly competitive market place and promote career mobility. Career opportunities will vary according to students’ fields of work, but holders of a Masters’ degree can expect to demonstrate highly flexible and transferable skills such as high levels of initiative, leadership of learning and mastery of a subject area. For example, previous graduates have progressed to County Advisor positions, middle leadership, school leadership and/or executive leadership positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent study
  • Values-based education
  • NQT development
  • Managing inclusion in the classroom
  • Leadership in learning & educational contexts
  • Becoming a reflective practitioner
  • Research design
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will need an undergraduate degree, however admission on the grounds of experience is considered for highly experienced applicants. 
  • All applicants will be asked to complete a Professional Development Plan on entry of the course to determine their choice of modules and pattern of study. Fees can be paid in instalments and discounted fees may be possible for alumni and/or approved partners.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 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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