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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This Education and Learning MA course is designed to enhance the academic and professional profile of practicing teachers, trainers and graduates working in a range of learning and teaching-related disciplines and situations, including community-based settings and formal and informal education. You will further develop your advanced skillset and learn how to efficiently deal with complex issues that may arise in the learning environment. You will also hone your analytical skills, evaluating research and studies surrounding education, learning and curriculum. The opportunity to undertake detailed exploration of education and learning-related issues is provided, enabling you to apply what you have learned to practice in the workplace and to support field research. In this course you will develop your academic and professional profile as you specialise in the rewarding area of education and learning; You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations; You will learn a variety of industry approaches around communication, mentoring, professional practice and self-development; You will acquire advanced techniques for research which prepare you to become a practitioner-researcher within your discipline; You will gain the proficiency to lead others and inform change within your organisation.

Work placement: If you are looking for further work experience opportunities, our highly experienced hired@UCB staff members have a diverse mix of advisors with experience in a wide variety of areas including early years, education, learning disability, special education, child protection, community service development and management; At UCB, we understand the importance of work placements within academic study, and our employer contacts say they give preference to students with qualifications who also have experience within the field. Employability: Upon successful completion of this course, graduates have secured jobs as primary school teachers, nursery owners and managers as well as social workers and counselors; Graduating with this degree will enable you to go onto work in child-related organisations in: Education; Welfare; Leisure; Advocacy; Counselling. In such a diverse sector, many of our graduates go on to specialise in a specific area within learning and education, such as working with children with learning difficulties.

Different course options

Full time | University College Birmingham | 18 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



Different conceptualisations of pedagogy are discussed and the relationship of these to society and different forms of learning. The pedagogical relationship is defined and analysed. A critically reflexive approach is taken to exploring different curriculum approaches, along with the relationship of these to power. Process and/or product- orientated curriculums are considered, along with the implications of these for wider society.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To Be Confirmed

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 will require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution; Students with relevant experience will also be considered.