M.A. On Campus


Durham University

12 months
20900 GBP/year
9400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education MA course offered by Durham University provides outstanding opportunities to study a wide range of educational issues. It will provide you with a clear understanding of the nature and significance of policy and practice in education, relevant to researchers as well as professionals in schools, colleges and universities.



A key feature of the Education MA course offered by Durham University is the facility for you to draw on your own professional and personal as well as academic and theoretical interests, through being able to choose from a range of optional modules to study (see below). And you will also be able to explore your own interests in depth through the completion of a dissertation.

In all of our modules, we aim to introduce you to key ideas and ways of thinking that enable you to engage with related issues in contexts that are relevant to you. Our course is constructed in such a way that contexts as diverse as science education in schools, informal learning in the workplace and the management of schools outside the UK, can be explored through module assignments as well as the dissertation.

The degree has been designed to meet the needs of educational professionals, especially those in teaching, management or administration at all levels of education. Students likely to benefit from the course are those who are interested in education, often teachers or people planning to become teachers, with a commitment to pedagogy, and educational managers in schools, colleges and higher education institutions, as well as those working in educational administration, in the UK and overseas.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in education are wide and include classroom teaching, educational leadership and management, administration and policy development.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Research Methods Education 
  • Critical Perspectives in Education 
  • Dissertation 

Optional modules:

  • 21st Century Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning 
    • Arts in Education
    • Curriculum Analysis 
    • Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Productive Thought
    • Improving Computer Education
    • Intercultural and International Education 
    • Intercultural Communication 
    • Policy Studies 
    • Psychology of the Learner 
    • Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Rhetoric or Reality?

    Key information


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

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Upper Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Subject requirements, level and grade

    • An honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      20900 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20900 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      9400 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9400 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Part Time Fees 

    • Home/Island Student: £5,170 per year
    • International non-EU/EU Student: £11,495 per year

    Living costs for Durham

    660 - 1140 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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