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Studying Education

Education is the science or art of teaching and training, focusing on the efficient methods teachers apply in the education process in a formal setting (kinder garden, school, high-school, etc.). Closely connected with pedagogy, most frequently an education programme prepares graduates from this degree in becoming a teacher.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

610 Education Master's degrees in United Kingdom

Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education Practice

This programme, which embeds professional accreditation within the certificate, is designed for practitioners who work within, or have access to, a Higher Education (HE) or equivalent setting and who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of, and actively engage with, the diverse and changing contexts of contemporary Higher Education. The Higher Education Practice course is delivered by University of the West of Scotland.

School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education at The Open University UK offers a wide understanding of current practices and tool used in digital learning. The postgraduate course covers optional modules like innovation in e-learning, or debates in technology-enhanced learning. Develop skills in assessing educational technologies used in formal and informal learning.

The Open University UK Education
Postgraduate Diploma Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

This qualification gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher. Graduates possess the formal pre-requisite teaching qualification necessary for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland.

School of Education
M.A. Education (Online)

The online Education (Online) degree course is not a teaching qualification but previous students have benefited from this postgraduate degree, helping them to gain more senior roles, enriching their teaching, challenging their preconceptions and boosting their confidence. The programme is delivered by University of Derby.

Online Learning (UDOL)
M.A. Online and Distance Education

The online M.A. in Online and Distance Education at The Open University UK covers technologies and methods used in distance learning, including platform design, teaching style and assessment. The Master’s degree handles topics like virtual learning environment, or barriers in online learning. Select from elective courses: innovations in e-learning, online learning for disabled students.

The Open University UK Education
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This programme is designed for people who are already English language teachers and want to develop their career opportunities, or those with less experience but a strong interest in pursuing a career in this field. This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.Ed. Education

The online M.Ed. in Education at The Open University UK analyses specific aspects of educational practice and explores essential methods used in educational research. The Master’s programme will teach you to address inequality in educational practice and train you to become an inspiring teacher. Specialise in areas like applied linguistics, inclusive practice, or leadership and management.

The Open University UK Education
M.Sc. Education, Power and Social Change

On this Master’s degree in Education, Power and Social Change from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics we explore the links between education and social and political movements, and develop understandings of how 'education' as a contested field should be viewed within a globalised and postcolonial context. 

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Practice Development

Take your practice development skills to new heights by taking our MSc Practice Development. This course is ideal for health professionals who wish to grow and develop within their professional roles and workplace.

Postgraduate Diploma International Teacher Education

Are you an international student with a teaching qualification who would like to develop your professional skill set? This is an exciting and innovative course, combining academic development with enhancement of professional educational practice.

M.Ed. Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

This specialist Masters course is aimed at applicants who already have knowledge of and interest in children's literature, and who want to develop expertise in the subject at Masters level. In this course, students will meet old favourites in fiction, film, poetry and picturebooks and make exciting new acquaintances. They will be introduced to topical debates on the nature and social function of this controversial and multifaceted body of literature.

M.A. Education

This stimulating programme takes a broad view of education, covering themes such as: curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, the relationship between education and society, and the importance of education research. It is ideal for those working in teaching, education management or policy, who wish to increase their understanding of current education issues and enhance their career.

M.A. Special and Additional Learning Needs

This exciting new course, which is delivered online, is a collaboration between the University of East London and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEP). This Special and Additional Learning Needs programme is offered by the University of East London.

University of East London -School of Distance and e Learning
M.Sc. Education, Policy and Society

This MSc is an opportunity to take an interdisciplinary approach to re-thinking and re-imagining educational practices and principles. It has been designed to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas. Sectors covered include childhood, primary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as informal learning contexts.

Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is a practice-based flexible learning course designed principally as continuing professional development for people with at least 72 hours of teaching per year at the University of Westminster.  This course is currently available to University of Westminster staff only. 

M.Ed. Educational Studies

The MEd in Educational Studies at Queen's University Belfast offers offers teachers and educational professionals opportunities to learn across a range of areas within the broad field of education. Education professionals in the twenty-first century are expected to have strong knowledge and skills in core areas as well as an ability to move flexibly in and out of a variety of specialist areas.

School of Education
Postgraduate Diploma Medical Education

This flexible course is designed for those with an interest in education in the context of medicine and/or health. Current students include hospital doctors, GPs, dentists, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals working in NHS, Deanery, Higher Education and independent sector contexts.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA will provide you with a thorough introduction to current research, teaching theory, principles and practices in English language teaching. You will have the opportunity to observe actual language classes, plan and teach real lessons and carry out research on language learning and teaching.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

We welcome educational practitioners from science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing, from all phases of education and work place training on our STEM Masters course. The STEM Masters course will consider the development of conceptual understanding generic to all the STEM subjects, whilst developing expertise within a specialist aspect. 

Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Education
M.A. Educational Leadership and Management

MA Educational Leadership and Management, University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham School of Education has an outstanding international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research in educational leadership and management. Its staff are world leading in this field and are all involved in teaching and research.

Postgraduate Certificate Primary 5-11

This PGCE Primary 5-11 programme at The University of Winchester trains students to teach 5-11 age range. The programme experience is intensive yet intellectually stimulating - it involves high levels of active participation and personal and professional commitment, enabling the development of thoughtful and high-quality entrants to the teaching profession.

M.A. Sociology of Education

The Sociology of Education MA will guide students through the latest theories, concepts and research in the sociology of education, exploring the wider political, social and cultural contexts of policy and practice in education.

Institute of Education
M.Phil. Learning and Leadership

The MPhil/PhD programme provides a route for students to carry out their own research project: an investigation that will contribute to the field of knowledge within the field of education and beyond. Research students engage with the academic community both within our department and the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and benefit from participation in the comprehensive IOE Research Training Programme.

Institute of Education
M.A. Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement

The Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement MA will deepen a student's knowledge and understanding of evaluation, inspection and education improvement models and frameworks. It will enable them to critically evaluate emerging ideas and help them to consider the importance of values, equality, human rights and international perspectives when furthering their understanding of inspection and evaluation systems and practices.

Institute of Education
M.A. Education (with pathways)

The overall aim of this programme is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context.

M.A. International Studies in Education

This programme is for people who are interested in taking an international and comparative perspective on educational issues. We offer two pathways on the International Studies in Education, the general International Studies in Education and the Education and Development specialist pathway. 

School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Educator in Practice

This programme prepares you for a career as an educator in professional practice. It has been developed in response to demand from our local NHS trust and private healthcare providers, and uses the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for learning and assessment as its framework.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MA is an integrated and supported course that enables you to lead in the development of the teaching of your subject, critically engage with theories of learning and teaching in higher education, and embark on research in learning and teaching in higher education (HE).

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Education (Part Time)

Studying Clinical Education (Part Time) at the University of East Anglia, whether it’s to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level, is a great way for health and social care professionals to develop their career as a leader in their field and as an educator. If you are a good communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, this could be the course for you.

School of Health Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE): Primary

Do you want to inspire young people and help change lives? Would you like to enjoy a great starting salary and a rewarding career? Teaching offers all of this. Being able to educate and inspire future generations, seeing young children grow and develop with your help is unlike any other job.

M.Ed. Educational Leadership and School Improvement

This route provides a broad-based view of educational leadership and school improvement, both through the explicit and focused study of specific concepts and issues, and through their application in the conduct of individual research projects. The teaching team draw on their research to illustrate ideas, and occasionally welcome visiting academics to enrich the route still further.

M.A. Education Practice

Aimed at Newly Qualified Teachers, this Masters in Education Practice from Liverpool John Moores University is linked to the NQT year and enables you to explore development areas, apply practitioner research and enhance your learner impact.

M.A. Education (Academic Practice)

The MA in Education (Academic Practice) pathway encourages and supports rigorous and critical professional development, which aims to have significant impact on student outcomes. It enables staff to pursue their scholarly and research interests in Higher Education (HE) pedagogy, whilst retaining a practical focus, with modules on curriculum development, academic leadership and the wider context of higher education in society. 

M.Sc. Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning)

If you want to develop your leadership and management knowledge and skills in educational settings and organisations, you will find that this course provides you with that opportunity. The programme aims to support reflection and empowerment for the professional working in the field of education. You can study this course through campus-based or distance learning.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Early Childhood

The early years of a child’s life are probably the most crucial for establishing a solid foundation for health, well-being and lifelong learning. As awareness increases of the critical importance of healthy development and learning in the early years, so too does the need for early childhood professionals who have the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for guiding and supporting young children and families.

M.A. Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (Autism Pathway)

This programme is aimed at people interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the field of autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome. This specialist pathway is ideal for professionals working in early years, primary or secondary schools, further and higher education, voluntary sector, advisory roles, and residential settings. It would also be available (subject to entry qualifications) to people with a personal interest, for example individuals on the autism spectrum and family members.

M.A. International Education Leadership and Policy

This specialist programme is suitable for educators such as teachers, school leaders, lecturers, inspectors, administrators and officials who want to gain an insight into educational policy issues of current global significance and their implications for the effective leadership of educational institutions.This MA in International Education Leadership and Policy is offered by University of Leeds. 

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
Postgraduate Certificate Sounds of Intent

This one year part-time, postgraduate certificate is an internationally unique opportunity to be part of the most exciting new area of work currently happening in the field of music and special educational needs. You will be introduced to the ‘Sounds of Intent’ music-developmental framework and learn how to use the resources and assessment tool available through the website. The course has both theoretical and practical elements, and is assessed through essays, a portfolio of work and a placement.

M.A. Pedagogy and Practice

The MA in Pedagogy and Practice is a pathway aimed at those in education settings who are interested building on their existing qualifications or experience.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate National Award for SEN Coordinators

The course meets the learning outcomes agreed nationally by the DFE and the SENCO Award providers’ group for the NASENCO qualification. The course content is informed by current SEN and disability legislation and underpinned by current theory and research led practice pertaining to Special and Inclusive Education.

M.Sc. Occupational Therapy and Education

The post-reg Occupational Therapy and Education MSc enables qualified occupational therapists to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

Faculty of Health and Social Science
M.A. Education (Leading Learning and Teaching)

This programme is aimed at those aspiring leaders who have responsibility for a curriculum area or age phase in an education context. It aims to develop your strategic and organisational perspectives on learning, particularly by fostering a critically reflective approach to your practice.

Master Programmes
M.A. Education

Broaden your professional knowledge and enhance your career potential on a challenging masters course aimed at the educational leaders of the future.

Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences
Master Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Chemistry)

The programme combines the theory and practice of education which is why you spend 60 days at King's and 120 days in schools. The course is research-led and you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn; how assessment can improve teaching and learning; how to plan lessons, and how to make most use of the laboratory and the outdoors to teach effectively.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Postgraduate Certificate Professional Graduate Certificate in Education - Post Compulsory Education

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education is a recognised teaching qualification for staff in all areas of education involving students 16 years and older. The course is accredited by the Lifelong Learning UK Sector Skills Council and provides core professional training for those involved in post-compulsory education, while addressing the national standards for teaching and learning further education.

M.A. Children's Book Illustration

Follow in the footsteps of acclaimed children’s artists. Work with a dedicated support team of internationally-recognised illustrators to develop your own personal visual vocabulary and make connections in the children’s publishing industry.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate 7-14 Modern Foreign Languages

Education at Sussex is ranked 11th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 85 per cent of research is rated as internationally recognised or higher. Education was awarded a very high grade in the latest QAA Review of Education.

M.Ed. Early Years

This course will enable you to consider at a deeper level the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are necessary for those working with young children and families. Learn how to review the significant contribution you make to the culture of educational, health and care improvement that are central to the enhancing outcomes for children and families.

M.Sc. Advancing Practice (Social Work)

Designed for qualified social workers, students choose modules inline with their career goals. The course has several exit points, depending on whether you wish to attain the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters level. With three pathways, plus optional modules to choose from, this course allows you to tailor your learning for focused professional development.

Postgraduate Certificate Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status

This course provides an intensive, highly challenging and rewarding programme that will enable you to qualify as a primary teacher (Key Stage 1 and 2) or Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 in one year. You will also receive the award of PGCE with 60 credits towards a masters degree. School experience in our excellent range of partnership schools enables you to put theory to practice.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Early Childhood Studies

Advance your knowledge of young children’s learning and develop your early years practice and professionalism. Explore areas of personal interest in early childhood education and care whilst also enhancing your research skills. There will also be opportunities to visit different early years settings.

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Postgraduate Diploma Childhood Practice

This programme provides a practice-based examination of the theoretical approaches important to leadership and management within childhood practice.

School of Education
M.Sc. Educational Studies (MSc)

This programme deepens your understanding of education so that you can better analyse the practice, provisions and policy that are critical within your own professional context. The Educational Studies (MSc) programme is offered at the University of Glasgow.

School of Education
M.Sc. Medical and Healthcare Education

This course will introduce you to the core, curricular and structural concepts of learning and teaching within a healthcare context. The main aim is to enable you to develop your skills of independent thinking and practice, based on an advanced knowledge base in learning and teaching.

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Education (Part Time)

Studying Clinical Education (Part Time)  at the University of East Anglia , whether it’s to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level, is a great way for health and social care professionals to develop their career as a leader in their field and as an educator. If you are a good communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, this could be the course for you.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Education

The MA Education programme will give you an unparalleled opportunity to study education at a master's level. Working independently within a challenging but supportive environment, you will be provided with the tools and resources to undertake and use educational research. You will also be supported in researching and reflecting on your own practice. This programme is offered at the University of Bath.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.A. Education

The Education MA at Brunel University London is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.Res. Educational Studies MRes

The MRes in Educational Studies is a combined programme consisting of a taught element and a research element. The taught element consists of a number of core modules which are taken from the Doctoral Research Training programme. You will then complete a 20,000 words research dissertation.

School of Education
M.A. Language Education

This award provides an opportunity for practitioners in a range of educational and social settings to engage in substantial continuing professional development at Masters level, and in relation to complex and changing practice environments.

Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Education
M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication and Education

This MA in Cross-Cultural Communication and Education programme from Newcastle University provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and their application to education. It will help you achieve a reflective but practical understanding of key issues in educational leadership and management.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Master Medical Education MMedEd, PGDip, PGCert

Our course allows medical educators to enhance their educational practice, skills and knowledge. You will gain expertise in effective medical education in the context of your practice. You will also develop a scholarly approach through evaluating established practice and educational initiatives.

School of Medical Sciences Education Development
Postgraduate Certificate Artist Teacher Scheme

The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) from Oxford Brookes University is the national programme of continuing professional development courses for artist teachers. It is supported by Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Wales and the Scottish Arts Council and managed by the National Society for Education in Art and Design. The scheme provides opportunities for those working within art education in any sector to review and develop their personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice.

School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Education - PGCE (Secondary)

The Graduate School of Education is an OFSTED 'Outstanding Provider' and offers a one year programme for graduates leading to the award of a PGCE.Master of Education - PGCE (Secondary) is offered at University of Bristol.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law