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University of Essex Online

M.Ed. Online
24 months
5611 GBP/year
5611 GBP/year
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Do you want to take your teaching to a higher level and learn how to further engage your students? The Education programme at the University of Essex Online enables teachers, trainers and tutors from all backgrounds to reflect on the way they teach and develop their practice in an innovative way.

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On the Education programme at the University of Essex Online , you’ll be able to gain insight and inspiration by interacting and learning from fellow educational professionals from across the globe.

This modern course offers a timely view of technology-based learning and how it can enhance practice. You will explore some key theoretical ideas in the philosophy of education and be introduced to the historical context that has influenced current educational practice.  

The course aims to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and enable you to consider the role of research in informing teaching and learning

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • philosophical ideas that underpin educational practice
  • the delivery of effective teaching and learning
  • cognitive scientific research into how people learn
  • the theory and practice of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • principles of assessment and how it has an influence on learning, teaching and the curriculum
  • an overview of the process of research and developing a literature review
  • framing research questions and selecting appropriate research methods

There is also an opportunity to study one of three option modules should you be interested in developing content, or assessment, or have an interest in management.

Your future

The Master of Education programme is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and enhance their professional development in order to access senior leadership roles.

Due to a broad range of subjects covered on this course and the opportunity to specialise in diverse professional contexts and practices, this advanced degree course will also support career development of professionals with some teaching or educational experience.

Students will have an opportunity to improve their professional practice and attain leadership roles in their chosen career paths as teachers, lecturers, training advisers and administrators, special education professionals, policy developers, researchers, local government and healthcare trainers as well as other related professions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching 
  • Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment 
  • The Role of Research and Academic Literature in Developing Practice 
  • The Science of Learning – practical implications for teaching 
  • Research Methods in Teaching & Learning
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience

Teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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