The MA Primary Education (4-12) at the University College London (UCL) meets the rapidly changing needs of professionals educating young children, in examining critically the bases for current practices in primary schools, providing insight into international developments in primary education and in offering opportunities to work with leading researchers and practitioners in the field.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Primary and Early Years Education staff team at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) have been at the forefront of international research for two decades including the renowned Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) project. The programme also has strong links to the innovative Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11).
The programme sits as part of the wider MA Early Years Education. The MA Primary Education (4-12) focuses specifically on primary education but you will also have the opportunity to exchanges ideas with and learn from students and UCL IOE colleagues across the early years and primary age phases in UK and internationally.
Graduates of this programme are currently working in a broad range of careers, both nationally and internationally. Many have leadership roles in schools, for example as school mentors for early career teachers, subject leaders, phase co-ordinators, assistant head teachers or head teachers. Others work as education advisers and consultants across a range of schools or as inspectors and policymakers at both local and national levels. Graduates can also be found working as researchers, lecturers and teacher educators in higher education and in educational services outside schools such as museums, publishing or children's support services.
By taking this programme students develop an international, critical and deep understanding of primary leadership, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Participants have used their studies to gain promotion, apply for new careers and to set up educational businesses.
- Primary Education Policies and Practice
- Global Debates and Research into Practice: Educating Children Aged 4-12
- Researching Early Years and Primary Education
- Leadership in Early Childhood Education
- Guiding Effective Learning and Teaching
- Primary Mathematics Teaching: Mathematics and Pedagogy
- Literacy Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 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.
DisciplinesPrimary Education View 32 other Masters in Primary Education in United Kingdom
- Normally a minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Students should also ideally have direct professional involvement with pre-school or primary education either in or outside the UK.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £5,400
- International: £12,000
Living costs for London
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