M.A. Education

| London, United Kingdom
The MA in Education is designed specifically for educational professionals who wish to engage critically with new developments in teaching, and develop practice in their work context with academic and practical rigour.



The MA in Education is designed specifically for educational professionals who wish to engage critically with new developments in teaching, and develop practice in their work context with academic and practical rigour.

MA Education at UEL

Through engagement in critical, analytical and reflective processes, participants will be able to:

  • Develop their understanding of current thinking in relation to research and professional policy and practice
  • Develop their ability to analyse, critique and develop their own and others practice
  • Develop intellectual, organisational, personal, communication and professional skills
  • Design and use research to contribute to improving practice in the context of their own role

Your future career

Teaching is set to become a postgraduate profession. The UK government have set a target in the for all teachers to have a Masters level qualification by 2018. Masters level qualifications are becoming increasingly important to career progression in many countries and is an internationally recognised qualification.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP11400 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Learning environment

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in face to face seminars, workshops and lectures as well as collaborative activities and discussions in a virtual learning environment.


All M level modules are assessed by the submission of a single portfolio of 5,000 words or equivalent.

Relevance to work/profession

Supports development and demonstrates achievement in relation to:

  • Advanced skills teacher (AST) standards;
  • Induction standards;
  • NPQH;
  • Performance threshold standards.

Supports development in relation to your local and national context.

Thesis/Dissertation/project work

The dissertation provides an opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to educational development in the context of the participants role and/or practice.

Added value

The integration of theory and practice provides opportunities for participants to personalise their learning and address areas of interest and challenge in the context of their work. The pedagogy of the programme includes a focus upon collaborative learning which supports participants to address current issues and problems through the strength of collective knowledge, experience and expertise.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Entry requirements are flexible to allow for credit to be given to work based learning through AEL (Accreditation of Experiential Learning)

Applicants must:

  • have a degree (normally honours, normally 2:2) awarded by a UK University or a recognised degree-equivalent qualification
  • show that a significant part of each week is spent in an educational workplace

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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