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Full time | Canterbury Christ Church University | 1 year | 01-SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Our Master's in Education course is a dynamic and flexible way of pursuing your passion for education through academia.

Available full or part-time, it can fit around your circumstances as a practising education professional, or be undertaken during a career break. Through taught modules and your own research, you will study a variety of important, contemporary themes in education across the profession. There is also the option of gaining specialists postgraduate certificates within the Master's, and you will benefit from an active postgraduate community during your studies.

Our Masters in Education encourages and supports rigorous and critical professional development that can have significant impact on all learners’ outcomes and organisational change. It has flexible modules to enable you to explore your interests and concerns relevant to your professional context. As well as the generic course, there are a number of specialist Postgraduate Certificates that can be studied separately or incorporated into the main course, along with a specialist route for those involved in higher education.

Your future career

Your promotion prospects and performance at interview are enhanced not only by the Master’s qualification itself but also by discussing interesting and valuable research in progress and by showing confidence in understanding contemporary issues in education.

We have a wide network of alumni who may continue with postgraduate study on our popular EdD course or a PhD, contribute to Masters courses as associate staff and offer expert support to colleagues engaging in Masters study and school-based research. Many are involved in mentoring and coaching in professional settings and may progress into new senior leadership roles.


Reading the changing policy landscape (MTLA) (20 Credits)
Evaluation and research methods and dissertation (60 Credits)
Negotiated module (20 Credits)
Learning theories (MTLA) (20 Credits)
Enquiry and evidence in professional practice (MTLA) (20 Credits)
Critical reflection in professional practice (MTLA) (20 Credits)
Issues in mentoring, coaching and critical friendship (MTLA) (20 Credits)
Critical theory and evidence informed practice (MTLA) (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Evidence of successful completion of study at Higher Education Level 6 (equivalent to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree programme). Students must have current or recent experience of working in education settings and will normally have access to such a setting for practitioner research, particularly for the dissertation. You will normally need a good honours degree to enter a Master's level course. However, it is recognised that some applicants may not meet these standard requirements, yet may be desirable candidates with other appropriate skills and knowledge. In this case you may be offered the opportunity to complete an orientation module or a portfolio to demonstrate your ability to work at Level 7.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a modern, multi-campus institution, with a reputation for delivering high quality education and professional training. The university has campuses and education centres based in Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. CCCU is one of only a handful of UK universities to be located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and supports a learning community of around 15,000 students, of...more

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