M.A. On Campus


University College London (UCL)

12 months
26600 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education MA programme offered at the University College London (UCL) encourages and enables students to think deeply and critically about education as a field of study. This stimulating programme supports students to begin to articulate, explain and justify their own position within this complex and diverse field.


This Education programme offered at the University College London (UCL) supports beginning educational researchers and practitioners to make a contribution to the field of education studies based on a grounded understanding of their own position.  

To do this it introduces such themes as curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, relationships between education and society, and the importance of education research, whilst encouraging students to relate these to their own contexts. 

Teaching and learning

Modules are available as distance learning, face-to-face or mixed-mode (please note that some modules are not available in all modes). The programme is also offered flexibly, allowing students to take one or two modules a year and spread their studies out as they see fit.


Graduates from the MA Education have gone on to be successful in a wide variety of contexts related to education. Those already teaching have often been promoted, sometimes to senior leadership positions.  

Others have found new opportunities in a different educational phase (from early years through to higher education) or in education policy or research.  

Some graduates go on to work internationally on education and development projects, whilst others have developed plans to open their own schools.  A good number of graduates undertake further research on PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum, Policy and Practice
  • Communicating Knowledge: Possibilities and Opportunities
  • Education and Identities: Citizenship, Rights, Narratives
  • Assessment: Issues and Practice
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Gender, Sexuality and Education
  • Education, Ethics and Imagination in a Globalising World
  • International Perspectives on Education Reform: Curriculum and Assessment
  • Gender, sexuality and education
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Primary Education
  • Development Education in the Era of Globalisation
  • Teaching Controversial Issues
  • Education Traditions and Systems in Europe
  • Shakespeare in Education
  • Contemporary Issues in English Education
  • Education, Values and Identities
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Philosophy of Education: Knowledge, Mind and Understanding

Key information


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

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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. (Please note: one or two optional modules may have additional, specific entry requirements).

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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