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MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment

MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Teaching / Training (General) Education Theory / Philosophy Learning Assessment / Testing School Inspection / Assessment Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Study the way people learn, the importance of the interactions between teaching and learning, and how we can, and should, assess a person’s progress.

This full-time Master’s course is ideally suited to anyone with experience in education, who wants to delve deeper into the processes, theories and practices at play in this fascinating field. Placing equal emphasis on theory and practice, it will build on your existing knowledge, interests and expertise, and help you apply the theoretical constructs to practice.

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of current key educational issues, debates, trends and policies, both nationally and internationally. It will develop your knowledge of educational research, and help you in conducting your own research project.

You will be part of UEA’s renowned School of Education and Lifelong Learning, and you will gain skills and knowledge that will prove invaluable in your career in education, or one of the many associated fields.


The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one-year, full-time programme for anyone with an interest in education. Throughout your time with us we will help you achieve a critical, reflective and practical understanding of the current issues and debates surrounding teaching and learning, and familiarise you with the key educational trends and policies in the UK and internationally.

The course has a strong international dimension, which builds on its staff and students’ diverse interests, experiences and backgrounds.

This programme draws on a long-standing innovative research tradition within the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, and on our excellence in professional education. You will benefit from research-led teaching, and our team members bring with them skills and expertise at the cutting-edge of research, pedagogy and theory-informed practice.

You will be taught by leaders in the field, who research and contribute to national and international debates, so you can be sure that you will be learning in a stimulating environment.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides students with a grounding in the methodology of educational inquiry as well as with some preparation before they apply their own research skills. The module offers an introduction to some key research methodologies and covers crucial aspects of qualitative inquiry. A range of methodological approaches are explored, such as ethnography and case study, and various methods of collecting qualitative data are discussed (e.g. interviewing, doing observations). Students are equipped with some key skills that can help them design and conduct research in their own specialist areas of educational interest.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have: UK 2.1 or equivalent in Social Science (E.g. Education, Sociology, International Development, Philosophy, Psychology, Modern Languages, and Classics). Relevant teaching experience desirable. Students should normally have a good undergrauate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Students who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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