Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


The course develops the skills and confidence needed to enhance professional practice in learning organisations.


- You will learn to identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans or research strategies to deal with them.

- You will undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice.

- You will develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations.

- You will undertake a critical and informed evaluation of relevant research.

Course Content

The programme has a flexible structure which meets individual student needs and includes: core modules covering the central issues of educational study and research: Assessment, Learning and Teaching, and Professional Education. The option modules provide breadth of study and the dissertation module allows you to undertake a substantial, critically-informed, independent research assignment in a particular area of educational study.

Candidates who are successful on the MA programme, particularly in their dissertation, may apply for entry to higher degrees, including the taught Doctorate of Education or the research-based PhD.

Programme Structure


Students must complete a dissertation in a named specialism to qualify for an award bearing a specialist title in that area:

- Dissertation

All students must complete these two modules, unless an exemption has been approved:

- Issues and Perspectives in Education

- Disciplines of Education

- Students to do the two modules specialist modules related to their area of chosen specialisation:

- Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion

- Social and Educational Diversity: the Nature and Implications of Social and Individual Differences in Education

- Catering for Social and Individual Differences in Education: Policy and Practice

- STEM Education

- Issues in STEM Education

- Towards Effectiveness in STEM Education

- Leadership and Management

- Coaching for Educational Leadership

- Educational Leadership: Theories and Perspectives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:2 (or above)  UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable.

Associate students who register for individual modules may progress to the Master's course by successfully completing four modules.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU students: £7,700 full-time; £3,850 part-time

International students: £16,200 full-time; £8,100 part-time

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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