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Full time | University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The aim of the MA Education is to give a more in depth look at the world of education and some of the forces that act upon it whilst enabling educators to critically review their own practice in a range of teaching related disciplines before embarking on a piece of major research to improve either their own or their learners’ education.

The aims of the course are to:

  • Widen participation of Masters level education in this field within North Essex, to enhance the continued professional development offered to teachers and prepare middle leaders in education for progression to doctoral level study or the National Progression
  • Qualification for Headship (which requires evidence of recent masters levels study for one of the admission criteria) and to update skills of existing teachers and educators to enrich the classroom experience for their learners.

Typical progression routes after the course could include middle management of a school, senior administrator within the Education Sector as well as PhD or EdD level study. (This course is being developed in consultation with the Association of Secondary Head Teachers, Essex).


The dissertation is a major piece of academic writing, which consists of two elements: a significant literature review, followed by the students contribution to the subject, which can be either primary research and an analytical evaluation, or a detailed, scholarly juxtaposition and subsequent reconciliation of research perspectives.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Students need a degree at 2:1 or above or substantial vocational and/or industrial experience; satisfactory completion of the application and interview process; and two satisfactory references, one academic and one vocational.