Postgraduate (12 months, 15 months full-time, part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Duration: September start 12 months; January start 15 months. 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
Trimester 1: Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00
Trimester 2: Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00
Trimester 3: Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00
Whatever educational setting you work in, and whatever the stage of your career and the role you currently do, our MA offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary professional practice.
With content relating to schools, further and higher education institutions and other educational settings that reflects global approaches to educational policy and social justice, this is a course with broad appeal.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher or in a managerial or leadership role, whether you have a number of years of experience or you’re at the start of your career, studying for the MA Education will make a highly valuable contribution to your continuing professional development and be useful evidence for meeting performance objectives.
With the opportunity to tailor your studies and carry out research to focus on your particular interests, you'll certainly find opportunities to link the new theories you learn with your everyday practice, enhancing and improving the pupil or student experience in your place of work. Studying alongside people from a range of different backgrounds and fields of education will also enrich your student experience.
Course contact: Dr Louise Brown
Our course is designed for professionals who want to develop their expertise and knowledge of educational issues of schools, further and higher education institutions, and other educational settings. The course provides opportunities to focus on and critique learning, teaching and educational leadership. It’s an excellent choice for continuing professional development for teachers and lecturers at all levels, as well as leaders and managers within the educational system. It’s also open to NQTs who want to advance their learning whilst still completing their first teaching year. This course can also be the first step towards working in research or university lecturing and can be a pathway to a PhD or EdD.
We have strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally, keeping our course practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.
You’ll be assessed in a range of ways to demonstrate your understanding of each module. Collaborative group work and peer review are key and each module has the equivalent of a 6,000 word written assessment. Usually your Major Project will be a written research report of 14,000 words.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
You'll study in our purpose-built classrooms with excellent audio-visual and ICT equipment. Studying on our Chelmsford Campus you’ll have access to our university libraries, and there is also a specialist Early Childhood Room which you can access if you have chosen to specialise in this area. Our Virtual Learning Environment allows you to access a wide range of course materials outside of the classroom.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Part-time, distance learning postgraduate (12 months)
Full-time, part-time postgraduate (12 months)
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