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Education (Independent Distance Learning) MA

Education (Independent Distance Learning) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The content of the course is entirely delivered through distance learning, making it a very flexible way to achieve a Masters qualification. This programme is taught using web-based materials. Many modules have quite open content so that you have the flexibility to pursue your personal interests.

Students are able to study in a flexible, independent and yet well supported manner that enables them to achieve a Masters qualification whilst also being busy as full-time teachers or trainers; Students are able to share and benefit from being a member of a global ‘community of learning and educational practice’ within each of their modules.

Course structure:

You can learn from anywhere in the world that has internet access, as learning materials will be e-books, online journal papers and other online resources. Compared to an undergraduate programme, you will find that this Masters programme requires a higher level of independent working.


On completing this course your skills and understanding will be enhanced for roles in teaching, educational management and other educational settings. Higher salaries are available for teachers who take on additional responsibilities if teaching in the UK. Higher salaries are available for those who develop their professionalism and achieve the status of Excellent Teacher or Advanced Skills Teacher.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sunderland | 2 years | 07-OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Research Methods in Education (30 Credits) - Core
Masters Thesis (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


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 should have at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent. We also expect you to have experience of teaching or training, following your graduation from your first degree.