Education, M.A. | University of Derby | Derby, United Kingdom
12 months
14700 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Broaden your professional knowledge and enhance your career potential on a challenging masters Education course from the University of Derby aimed at the educational leaders of the future.

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  • Explore education in its fullest sense – from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies and practices that influence and enhance it
  • Take a flexible approach to learning: gain a broad-based masters degree or focus on your particular area of interest via our specialist pathways
  • Benefit from professional development opportunities in sectors ranging from early years to schools, further, higher and community education
  • Keep up to date with the latest educational developments, inspired by a friendly teaching team who will share their extensive specialist knowledge with you

Whether you aspire to a new career in education or want to take your existing career to the next level, the Education course from University of Derby will give you the insight, skills and knowledge to become a high-calibre and dynamic education professional. It could be a vital stepping stone to management and leadership roles.


With our MA Education on your CV, you will make a powerful statement about your abilities, ambition and professional credibility. It is a course which signals to employers that you have an extensive educational knowledge base and strong transferable skills.

Our recent graduates report that their MA Education studies had a significant impact on their career development and professional status. Some have gone on to senior leadership roles such as head teacher or nursery manager; others have taken up more specialist positions such as disability co-ordinator or advanced skills teacher; and others have moved into key posts in other sectors, such as national trainer for a charitable organisation.

Drawing on their MA Education experience, a number of our graduates are now leading research projects to steer positive change in their own workplace settings and are publishing their findings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing Social Research
  • Independent Study (Dissertation)
  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum Challenges
  • Education for All
  • Educational Policy and Practice
  • Emotional Wellbeing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will usually need an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • If your first language is not English you will need to prove you are proficient in English – IELTS 6.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: £670 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 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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