Education, M.A. | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
20940 GBP/year
10470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education MA is a flexible course at King's College London that combines interdisciplinary perspectives with the development of analytical and core research skills to enable students to pursue their own subject-specific interests in education.


The Education MA at King's College London aims to enable students to develop an understanding of a range of critical perspectives on the social, political and philosophical trends underpinning contemporary developments in education. 

This course will enable students to critically reflect on their own educational roles, carry out independent research at their own schools, and acquire the skills and contacts that will enable them to progress in autumn term and will consist of a combination of highly interactive lectures and blended learning to support subject-specific learning and development.

The course has been designed to support education professionals to develop critical perspectives and analytical research skills that promote a capacity for independent thought and practical innovation in the classroom, and an ability to analyse and evaluate contemporary developments in education policy.

Key Benefits

  • Flexible and interdisciplinary while supporting subject-specific learning.
  • Draws on contemporary research to develop a critical understanding of educational policies and practices.
  • Promotes analytical and research skills to enhance classroom practice.
  • Taught by staff with international reputations in their fields.
  • Promotes transferable abilities such as policy analysis and research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Provides opportunities to build a network of teachers, academics and educational policy figures that span local, national and international settings.
  • Suitable for educators across all sectors and others with an interest in education studies.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Career prospects

This course will enable students to critically reflect on their own educational roles, carry out independent research at their own schools, and acquire the skills and contacts that will enable them to progress in their careers. The course will enable participants to develop an in-depth understanding of educational policies and practices, focusing predominantly on the UK and also drawing on international contexts and perspectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Education Policy and the City 
  • International & Comparative Education 
  • Language & Power 
  • Psychology & Learning 
  • Recent Developments in Digital Technologies in Education
  • Recent Developments in Education Management

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a subject area or discipline relevant to education (e.g. sociology, educational studies, psychology, pedagogy, history, philosophy etc). 
  • In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10470 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • UK fees: £5,238 per year
  • Overseas fees: £10,470 per year 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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