Key facts

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 12 months, Harcourt Hill Campus

Part time: Two / three years depending on your chosen trajectory – part-time on campus or distance learning


Harcourt Hill


School of Education


Take your career to the next level with an MA in Education. On this course, you’ll develop advanced practitioner skills that you can apply across educational settings. And you’ll be free to explore your interests and turn your passions into a professional specialism.

You’ll enjoy a flexible learning environment, based around the school term, including:

  • evening classes during term time
  • time in the school holidays to complete assignments
  • digital, distance learning tools
  • the ability to mix distance learning with in person classes

You’ll join a vibrant learning community of experienced and passionate professionals. You’ll discuss and share case studies and debate key topics in education. And you’ll have opportunities to network and learn from each other, while sharing your own expertise.

Throughout your studies you’ll grow as a leader and expert practitioner. And you’ll finish the course ready to  influence change or lead best practice in your workplace.

Specific entry requirements

This MA course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, who are graduates with a recognised teaching qualification, or other relevant educational experience.

Applicants normally have:

– a good honours degree
– QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), other equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience

Entry with credit

Credit can be made up of appropriate work completed outside the course, for example, M level credit from PGCE awards, Postgraduate Certificates or Postgraduate Diplomas in relevant educational courses.