12 months
26600 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Education (Science) from University College London (UCL) aims to reflect contemporary theory in all aspects of practice in science education: international, formal and informal. Participants study with an international group and tutors are leaders in their research fields.


The MA Education (Science) from University College London (UCL) will increase understanding of the academic theory of both education and science education. 

It enables students to critically evaluate research and development in the field, apply scientific ideas to the practice of science education in formal and informal contexts and give insights into contemporary developments in science education.

Teaching and learning

The MA Education (Science) is taught through a combination of face-to-face and online. The compulsory module, Foundations of Science Education, is studied with nine sessions face-to-face and one online task or online. 

What is Education? and Understanding Research modules can be studied face-to-face, online, or through a short intensive summer programme.


Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas: teachers and lecturers in all phases of formal education, primary, secondary and tertiary; researchers; policymakers; the informal education sector such as museums and science centres.

Recent career destinations for this degree:

Secondary School Teacher (Deputy Curriculum Leader for Science, Waltham Forest School and Sports College)

PhD in Education, York University

Teacher (Biology), Unspecified School

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Science Education
  • What is Education?
  • Understanding Research
  • Curriculum, Policy and Practice
  • Global Citizenship Education: Research, Policy and Practice
  • Gender, Education and Development
  • Understanding Education Policy
  • Assessment: Issues and Practice
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Teaching Controversial Issues
  • International Perspectives on Education Reform: Curriculum and Assessment

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. However, those who do not meet the minimum requirements should contact the Programme Leader. Work experience will be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £5,400
  • International: £13,300

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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