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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Improve your expertise as an educator/trainer or progress into a more senior role. Choose from a range of interesting modules and undertake research into an area of your choice, with our support.

Online course description

If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA Education online degree is designed to help you.

Enriching your career

Our online MA Education degree is not a teaching qualification but can transform the way you approach your professional practice. Previous graduates have reported that this degree helped them to gain more senior roles, enriched their teaching, challenged their preconceptions, and boosted their confidence.

The course explores key theories, policies, practices and debates which are shaping education today. You will select modules to build your studies around your interests and your assignments are focused within the context of your own educational practice. A final independent study focuses on a professional practice theme of your choice. You will develop key skills for research, analysis, and critiquing.

Assessment method

This course is assessed entirely through coursework. You will undertake formative and summative assessments to demonstrate that you have met the module and programme learning outcomes.

Formative assessment opportunities will be available throughout your modules to provide structured learning, feedback, and guidance. Formative assessment strategies include, but are not limited to, tutorials, discussions, and feedback on proposals for summative assignments.


This research-informed programme will equip you with knowledge and critical awareness of contemporary issues relating to education and has been designed to prepare you for a range of professional careers within the education sector.

It might make your CV stand out enough to get you an interview for that more senior role you’ve been looking for, or just give you the confidence to apply for positions you normally wouldn’t have considered. Previous students reported that they performed better at work as a result of this course - bringing greater recognition and respect from peers.


Independent study is the culmination of the students MA Education programme. Through engagement with this module, the processes involved in the planning, piloting, implementing and reporting of a substantial enquiry are explored. Through researching an aspect of professional practice in which they have a strong and committed interest, students will be challenged to deepen their knowledge, understanding and synthesis for practice of one or more education related issues. The independent study is a significant piece of work and is expected to include a full and detailed account and analysis of the processes and procedures undertaken, and of the outcomes worthy of dissemination to the wider profession.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You will usually need one of the following: a good undergraduate degree (2.2 or above), or an equivalent level 6 qualification (equivalent overseas qualifications which will be verified by NARIC).