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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching / Training (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, understanding and skills by developing and implementing systematic professional enquiry and research. You can also expect to further develop your knowledge, understanding, and skills in curriculum development. The course promotes critical engagement in a range of contemporary issues pertinent to specific interests and needs and you are encouraged to explore your own personal and professional interests and expertise. If you wish to progress your studies even further then the course provides an appropriate academic platform for progression to PhD/EdD study. It aimed specifically at educational professional’s teachers, lecturers and others working in educational settings in support roles in recognition of the importance of sustained professional development.

You will experience a range of work-based assessment formats including portfolios, presentations, written reports and essays, work-based studies and practical tasks. The course will recognise your needs as a learner and develop independent study skills that are transferable to a range of learning situations and assessment tasks.

Different course options

Full time | Newman University | 1.5 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1.5 years

Start date



The Dissertation module provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate a systematic understanding of research, and a critical awareness of current problems in professional practices, by designing and undertaking a small-scale research study. Following ethical approval and justification of research methodology and methods, students will normally collect, analyse and interpret primary data and reflect on the ethical implications of their research. However, alternatively, students may develop a systematic understanding of knowledge by undertaking a non-empirical study in consultation with their supervisor.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee is £850 per individual 30 credit module. Discount available.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a relevant honours degree. For the MA Education (Higher Education Practice) and PG Cert in Higher Education Practice applicants must be professionally engaged in a higher education setting and have some responsibility for HE learning and teaching.