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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

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.

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.

Specialist pathways aligned with your professional interests

We offer an exciting range of options to personalise your studies to suit your current role, professional interests, and career ambitions. You can complete a broad-based Masters degree in Education or pursue one of the specialist pathways leading to a named MA Education. You can choose from:

MA Education
MA Education (Leadership and Management)
MA Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

You can also study the MA Education on campus, either full or part-time.

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.


This module enables the development of the skills and knowledge needed to design a research proposal suitable for conducting a Masters? level dissertation.

Tuition fees

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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) You will be asked to provide a CV/resume detailing your academic and work experience. The Admissions Tutor reserves the right to interview an individual to ascertain the relevance of their work and life experiences as an acceptable entry for the programme.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more