Master's Degrees in Education in United Kingdom

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Studying Education

Education is the science or art of teaching and training, focusing on the efficient methods teachers apply in the education process in a formal setting (kinder garden, school, high-school, etc.). Closely connected with pedagogy, most frequently an education programme prepares graduates from this degree in becoming a teacher.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

Applying to a Master's in United Kingdom

If you want to study a Master's degree at a university in the United Kingdom, you will have to get the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement. You'll be asked to present supporting documents including:

  • birth certificate;

  • your passport or national identity card;

  • reference letters from past employers or teachers;

  • copies of past diplomas or certificates;

  • academic transcripts.

To show that you have the right English skills, you'll have to also present a IELTS, TOEFL or C1 Advanced language certificate, and in some cases provide an additional test such as UKCAT, BMAT or LNAT. The deadlines for applying to a Master's in the UK are usually during the summer (June), or in winter (January). Many universities have rolling applications, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.

If you want to apply more easily to a university in the UK, you can use Studyportals Apply – our university application platform. We'll first ask you a few questions to determine how well you fit the Master's programme requirements. Then, you just need to fill in your student profile, including all your gathered personal and academic information. If you complete your applicant profile to 100% you will be able to apply to more than one university. Now, we will be able apply to the university on your behalf and do our best to get you into the university in the UK.

616 Education Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Theology and Religion

The MA in Theology and Religion offered by the University of Birmingham reflects this complexity and is designed to prepare you for professions which depend upon an advanced awareness of issues of theology and religion, and allow you to better appreciate the significance of these issues in contemporary society.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Education

The online MA Education (Master of Arts in Education) at The University of Exeter is an innovative programme designed to equip you with the skills to succeed in a wide variety of educational contexts. It offers a rich curriculum examining theory, research, policy and practice in the field of education globally, and provides a unique student experience.

MEd/PgDip/PgCert Bilingualism in Education

The Bilingualism in Education from University of Birmingham is a part-time distance learning programme, aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. 

School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from Falmouth University responds to the growing focus of Higher Education on developing excellence in teaching and learning, especially teaching and learning that is not solely concerned with traditional face-to-face delivery but instead combines this with the digital advantages of e-learning.

Postgraduate Diploma Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

The UWS PGDE Primary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), giving you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher. The programme enables you to develop core skills in planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation strategies, classroom and behaviour management, and contemporary issues in modern education.

School of Education
M.A. Online and Distance Education

This innovative MA Online and Distance Education from The Open University UK offers you the unique opportunity to study the theory and practice of online and distance education through materials created by experts from The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology – who are reinventing digital learning through the innovative use of new media and technologies.

M.Phil. Education, Childhood and Youth Studies

We  offer excellent postgraduate research supervision, as well as taught Master’s degrees including a significant research component. Our researchers of this Education, Childhood and Youth Studies at University of Portsmouth can provide you with high-quality research supervision in areas such as teaching and learning processes, mental health and wellbeing in childhood and education.

Foundation Degree Combined Studies

This Foundation Degree in Combined Studies delivered by The Open University UK enables you to develop lifelong learning skills that will open doors to further study and career development. 

M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This programme is designed for people who are already English language teachers and want to develop their career opportunities, or those with less experience but a strong interest in pursuing a career in this field. This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Child Development

This MSc in Child Development is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The University of Stirling's course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices.

Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

The UWS Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary school teaching. Teaching qualifications: Art & Design,Biology and Science,Chemistry and Science,English, Maths,Modern Languages,PE,Physics and Science.  

School of Education
Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Geography

The Secondary Education (QTS) - Geography programme offered by the University of Birmingham is recognised as one of the strongest in the country. The course benefits from its supportive partnerships with geography mentors in a variety of schools in the West Midlands

M.Sc. Education, Power and Social Change

On this Master’s degree in Education, Power and Social Change offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics we explore the links between education and social and political movements, and develop understandings of how 'education' as a contested field should be viewed within a globalised and postcolonial context. 

Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - English

The Secondary Education (QTS) - English programme offered by the University of Birmingham is designed to enable you to become a reflective, confident practitioner having acquired a range of skills and expertise, as well as a strong conceptual framework about education, children, English and classroom teaching.

School of Education
MEd/PgDip/PgCert Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

The Inclusion and Special Educational Needs programme from the University of Birmingham is a distance learning programme designed for students who wish to study a range of modules relating to Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (ISEN).

School of Education
MEd/PGCert/PGDip Education for Health Professionals

This Education for Health Professionals programme offered at the University of Birmingham is designed for health professionals involved in teaching at all levels, the PGCert allows you to develop your knowledge of theory and practice in teaching and learning.

School of Education
M.A. Education (International Education)

The Education (International Education) program offered by Bath Spa University is a complex and changing subject. Education professionals have the challenge of promoting economic growth and competition, while supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies and promoting equity and social justice.

Institute for Education
M.A. Education

The Education MA at Brunel University London is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Childhood Education

The Childhood Education MSc was the first degree of its kind in the world when it was established and is still unique in its thoroughgoing anthropological perspective on what it is to be a child or to be young.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Drama

The Drama programme offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London addresses the historical, political, theoretical and ethical issues of applied theatre and develops your ability to contextualise, critique and create.

Department of Theatre and Performance
M.A. Education

If you are passionate about education, already have a PGCE and want to advance your teaching expertise and research skills, this MA in Education is for you. Employers looking to fill leadership and advanced practitioner roles are increasingly looking for candidates with a master's level understanding of the sector. 

Faculty of Society & Health
M.A. Education Studies

The Education Studies program offered by Bath Spa University is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context.

Institute for Education
M.A. Education (Early Years)

The Education (Early Years) program offered by Bath Spa University is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context.

Institute for Education
M.A. Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts program offered by Bath Spa University allows you to construct a postgraduate course around your particular interests, and to sample several different academic fields, before settling on a personal focus in an extended dissertation/ research project.

M.A. Creative Producing

Trough this Creative Producing program offered by Bath Spa University we’ll teach you the core skills you need to get your work to market, as well as helping you develop industry contacts.

M.Sc. Physical Education

The Physical Education course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to take a broad-based degree that combines a range of self-selected modules from across the two specialist pathways: Human Performance and Sport Psychology.

College of Health and Life Sciences
M.Ed. Education

The University of Exeter's MA in Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Master School Direct

School Direct at London South Bank University is an employment based model of teacher education where you will gain qualified teacher status as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). 

M.A. Programme in Education

The MA Programme in Education from London South Bank University is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice-focused higher degree. Specialisms in Autism and SEND are also available. Individual MA modules can also be taken as Continued Professional Development (CPD).

MSc / PgDip Education for Sustainability

The Education for Sustainability programme from London South Bank University is a distance learning postgraduate course at Masters level delivered by a team of experts. The course provides personal and professional development for those interested, or already engaged, in paving the way for a more sustainable world by way of understanding, educating or promoting sustainability.

Postgraduate Certificate Primary (5-11)

This Primary (5-11) programme from London South Bank University leads to Qualified Teacher Status. It equips you to teach pupils from 5-11 years and covers all areas of the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum, through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You'll gain 60 Masters level credits and be awarded with a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education.

M.A. Early Childhood Education

Advance your knowledge of young children’s learning and develop your early years practice and professionalism. Explore areas of personal interest in early childhood education and care whilst also enhancing your research skills. There will also be opportunities to visit different early years settings.

M.Sc. Practice Development

Take your practice development skills to new heights by taking our MSc Practice Development. This course is ideal for health professionals who wish to grow and develop within their professional roles and workplace.

M.A. Education and Leadership

The degree award is based on the premise that the foremost task of all leaders in educational settings is to create and develop the most effective and efficient learning environment for the student body that they serve.

Postgraduate Diploma International Teacher Education

Are you an international student with a teaching qualification who would like to develop your professional skill set? This is an exciting and innovative course, combining academic development with enhancement of professional educational practice.

M.A. Educational Practice (Science)

The Educational Practice (Science) programme offered by the University of Chester provides a progressive framework for the professional learning and career development of educational practitioners.

Faculty of Education and Children's Services
M.A. Education

This stimulating programme takes a broad view of education, covering themes such as: curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, the relationship between education and society, and the importance of education research. It is ideal for those working in teaching, education management or policy, who wish to increase their understanding of current education issues and enhance their career.

M.Sc. Education, Policy and Society

This MSc is an opportunity to take an interdisciplinary approach to re-thinking and re-imagining educational practices and principles. It has been designed to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas. Sectors covered include childhood, primary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as informal learning contexts.

Cardiff School of Social Sciences
M.A. Special and Additional Learning Needs

This exciting new course, which is delivered online, is a collaboration between the University of East London and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEP). This Special and Additional Learning Needs programme is offered by the University of East London.

University of East London -School of Distance and e Learning
M.Ed. Educational Studies

The MEd in Educational Studies at Queen's University Belfast offers offers teachers and educational professionals opportunities to learn across a range of areas within the broad field of education. Education professionals in the twenty-first century are expected to have strong knowledge and skills in core areas as well as an ability to move flexibly in and out of a variety of specialist areas.

School of Education
Postgraduate Diploma Medical Education

Busy medical professionals who wish to increase and develop their knowledge want courses that are flexible and adaptable, and this PgDip fulfils that need.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Our MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) combined with a four-week teaching practicum at International House London, provides students with a thorough introduction to current research, teaching theory, principles, techniques and practices in English language teaching. 

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

We welcome educational practitioners from science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing, from all phases of education and work place training on our STEM Masters course. The STEM Masters course will consider the development of conceptual understanding generic to all the STEM subjects, whilst developing expertise within a specialist aspect. 

Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Primary 5-11

This PGCE Primary 5-11 programme at The University of Winchester trains students to teach 5-11 age range. The programme experience is intensive yet intellectually stimulating - it involves high levels of active participation and personal and professional commitment, enabling the development of thoughtful and high-quality entrants to the teaching profession.

M.A. Sociology of Education

The Sociology of Education MA will guide students through the latest theories, concepts and research in the sociology of education, exploring the wider political, social and cultural contexts of policy and practice in education.

Institute of Education
M.Phil. Learning and Leadership

The MPhil/PhD programme provides a route for students to carry out their own research project: an investigation that will contribute to the field of knowledge within the field of education and beyond. Research students engage with the academic community both within our department and the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and benefit from participation in the comprehensive IOE Research Training Programme.

Institute of Education
M.A. Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement

The Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement MA will deepen a student's knowledge and understanding of evaluation, inspection and education improvement models and frameworks. It will enable them to critically evaluate emerging ideas and help them to consider the importance of values, equality, human rights and international perspectives when furthering their understanding of inspection and evaluation systems and practices.

Institute of Education
M.A. Education (with pathways)

The overall aim of this programme is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context.

Postgraduate Certificate Educator in Practice

This programme prepares you for a career as an educator in professional practice. It has been developed in response to demand from our local NHS trust and private healthcare providers, and uses the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for learning and assessment as its framework.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MA is an integrated and supported course that enables you to lead in the development of the teaching of your subject, critically engage with theories of learning and teaching in higher education, and embark on research in learning and teaching in higher education (HE).

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Education (Part Time)

Studying Clinical Education (Part Time) at the University of East Anglia, whether it’s to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level, is a great way for health and social care professionals to develop their career as a leader in their field and as an educator. If you are a good communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, this could be the course for you.

School of Health Sciences
MPhil, MScR, PhD Education

In the Education programme offered by The University of Edinburgh we offer the largest concentration of researchers in education in a Scottish university and our research covers all aspects of education and learning – from pre-school to higher and lifelong learning – plus sport and related fields.

Moray House School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE): Primary

Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives? Would you like to enjoy a great starting salary and a rewarding career? Teaching offers all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, seeing young children grow and develop with your help is unlike any other job.

M.Ed. Educational Leadership and School Improvement

This route provides a broad-based view of educational leadership and school improvement, both through the explicit and focused study of specific concepts and issues, and through their application in the conduct of individual research projects. The Educational Leadership and School Improvement programme is offered at the University of Cambridge.