MA Education

The Masters in Education will give you the opportunity to develop a critically responsive stance to practice. You will also engage critically with a range of research methods used in the field of education studies. By graduation, you’ll have a comprehensive knowledge of modern educational practice empowering you to face new occupational challenges.


With this course, you will develop a detailed knowledge of the dynamics of change across a range of educational contexts. You will also develop socio-political awareness, negotiating the challenges associated with changing national policy directives and institution-wide priorities. Additionally, you will learn how to formulate research priorities.

The course will facilitate the development of innovative approaches to learning and workplace training. It will encourage you to work collaboratively with external stakeholders and communities, academics, employers, and special interest groups. In addition, you’ll acquire transferable knowledge and skills and complex problem-solving strategies.

As you progress through the modules, you’ll acquire a deep understanding of education and contemporary educational policies. You’ll also gain an understanding of educational inquiry, and will choose a specialist module, ranging from special needs to education management.

This course is validated by The Open University

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£2,000 per academic year

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University Centre

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Start Date

January 2021 & September 2021;
January 2022 & September 2022

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3 years

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Course Code


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Study Mode

Part Time

Modules may include

Year 1

Education Studies

Contemporary Educational Policy

Year 2

Educational Inquiry

Plus one of the following modules:

  • Change Management in Education
  • Applied Critical Pedagogy
  • Changing Contexts for Learning
  • Specific Educational Needs
  • Literacy and Language Learning
  • Education for Sustainable Development

Year 3