Education, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


MA Education, University of Nottingham

The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to relfect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts.

While each module has its own unique focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

The overall purpose of the Masters programme is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic practitioner inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.

A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering you a range of:

  • specialist module options to create a personally and professionally meaningful qualification
  • modes of delivery to take account of individual needs and professional contexts
  • exit points en-route to a full masters programme

Key facts

  • The School of Education is one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, leading the way in research and teaching quality
  • Our academics are major national and international figures, in a wide variety of subject areas

Programme Structure

The taught element of this course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. There is then an eight-month disseration period.

The course is available to individuals and also cohorts from single schools or consortiums.

The course comprises modules totalling 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. There are Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points.

There are currently two core modules and an extensive selection of elective modules which can be taken from a range of MA programmes in the School of Education. All modules are 30-credits, unless otherwise stated.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. At least one year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (eg. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience.

Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis.

If your first language is not English, you must achieve either:

  • an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

  • a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13730 International
  • GBP 5380 EU/EEA


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