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Full time | York St John University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Our Education MA is a flexible programme taught in the evenings and on weekends. Explore the links between theory, policy and practice in education. Examine these links at local, national and global levels. You’ll study alongside individuals with interests in wide-ranging educational issues. With your peers, you’ll explore innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. You'll also engage with current issues in education to develop your understanding.

Explore education form different perspectives. Learn from the library and archive professionals or those in museum education. Or, work alongside mentors, with early years teachers, playworkers of Children's Centre managers.

We offer you the opportunity to become immersed in a student-centred environment. Apply your current expertise and shape the course to complement your professional practice. Undertake research in areas of your choice and develop as an independent learner.

Career outcomes

Our Education MA gives you the skills and insight necessary to pursue many careers. Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Community education officer
  • Early years teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Education consultant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Further education teacher
  • Learning mentor
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Special educational needs teacher
  • Teaching assistant

Jobs where your degree would be useful:

  • Careers adviser
  • Child psychotherapist
  • Counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • Health play specialist
  • Museum education officer
  • Play therapist
  • Private tutor
  • Youth worker


This module will introduce you to postgraduate study. You will review contemporary academic writing to develop your critical thinking skills. Applying this skill, you will assess global, national and local educational issues. This allows you to develop a deeper understanding of your area of study or professional practice. Apply your knowledge to make original and creative arguments in your assessments. These could include journal articles, videos, blogs and more.

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

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Education or another related subject. If your degree is not in Education or a related discipline but you can demonstrate extensive work experience in the field, your application may be considered

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more