36 months
3000 GBP/year
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The Language and Literacy in Education programme at The University of Exeter explores the fundamental role of language and literacy in education: for learning in every subject, for democratic empowerment, and for understanding self and world.

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  • In the core module, Reading the World, you will explore how readers make sense of written text, and how learners can be supported to read with high-levels of comprehension.
  • In the core module, Writing the Future, you will explore the cognitive processes involved in writing, as well as the social influences which shape what and how we write.
  • A distinctive feature of the programme is that each of the core modules also focuses on your own personal development, looking at children’s literature and reading for pleasure, and engaging you in undertaking your own creative writing.
  • The course involves critical enquiry which will improve the outcomes of learners in reading and writing in your school, or other settings.
  • Using a flexible, blended approach to learning (combining online and face-to-face teaching), the MA is designed specifically for busy professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise.


The flexibility of this Language and Literacy in Education programme at The University of Exeter means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Studies
  • Reading the World
  • Writing: the Future
  • Independent Study
  • Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as social sciences, humanities or education. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    3000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • £3,000 per 60 credits

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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