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All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with. Please visit our website for more information. The MA in Education programme is offered by Swansea University.

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The MA in Education programme is offered in Swansea University ’s School of Education (SUSE). The MA is a flexible programme, reflecting the nature of education including education research, policy and practice.

The Education programme is offered in Swansea University is designed to support the national mission for education in Wales. The programme is flexible to allow for professionals at different stages of their career to further develop their professional competence and interests in education.

You will learn how to undertake and use educational research, to reflect on your own practice, using the latest educational trends and developments, to inform and enhance the way you work.

Career opportunities

If you working as a teacher, lecturer, educational leader, manager, or aspiring to a career in education, the MA will give you an insight into the latest trends and leading research, and how those impact on policy and practice.

The educational landscape in Wales is evolving rapidly and the policy changes taking place will impact significantly on the knowledge and skills required of the teaching workforce. The classroom environment, whether in Wales or elsewhere in the world, is complex and constantly evolving, and teaching therefore requires mastery of a complex set of skills to guide, motivate and facilitate learning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Additional Learning Needs in Wales
  • Digital Education and Practice
  • Leading and Managing Change in Education
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Inequality in Education
  • Research Methods in Education

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits

Postgraduate Diploma students are expected to pursue 120 credits and Postgraduate Certificate students 60 credits.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

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

  • The typical entry requirement is an upper second or above, or equivalent. 
  • Overseas students are expected to have an IELTS score 6.5 or higher if English is not their first language.


For funding and scholarships, please visit our website for more details.

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