Study Education in United Kingdom

Study Education in United Kingdom

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.

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558 Education Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.

Postgrad.Cert. PGCE Primary (specialising in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)

During the PGCE Primary (specialising in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) programme, students will be prepared to teach 5-11 year olds, with a specialism in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). You will be learning across the six years that contain the fulcrum of primary education. You will be working with children as they acquire key skills and gain much more control over their lives as learners. This course is offered by University of East Anglia.

School of Education and Life Long Learning
M.A. Advanced Child Protection

The Advanced Child Protection MA is a distance learning programme which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals and is fully accredited by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Translation Studies with TESOL

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies with TESOL is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an entry-level teaching qualification with which you can embark on a career in English Language Teaching. Here in the UK, recent research has shown that the fall in the number of language learners over the past decade has come at a big cost to the economy.

Languages, Cultures & Religions
M.A. International Educational Leadership and Policy

This International Educational Leadership and Policy specialist programme at the University of Leeds 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.

M.Sc. Childhood Studies

This is an intensive interdisciplinary programme, designed to explore issues such as child law and how it is implemented through policy and practice, and the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for child welfare, disability, education, family studies, juvenile justice, social policy and social work.

School of Social and Political Science
M.A. Inclusive Education and Disability

The Inclusive Education and Disability programme at Manchester Metropolitan University provide the opportunity to engage with theoretical perspectives and research in the field of inclusion and disability, both nationally and globally. The Masters award is relevant to both UK and international applicants and starts from the premise that terms such as inclusion, disability and special needs are contestable.

Faculty of Education
M.Ed. Education - Mathematics Education

This Education - Mathematics Education from University of Bristol is designed for both UK and overseas teachers of mathematics and other professionals working in mathematics education, from primary schools to post-16 education.

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

This Masters course provides a part-time, postgraduate programme that meets the continuing professional development needs of teachers of higher education, providing both accredited staff development and an academic qualification.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Educational Leadership

Whether you’re a current or aspiring leader in a school, college or other educational role the MA in Educational Leadership will provide you with a Masters-level qualification which recognises professional development undertaken through professional practice or programmes.

Faculty of Education and Children's Services
M.Sc. Educational Psychology

The MSc in Educational Psychology is designed to help you work effectively as an educational psychologist with young people, teachers, parents and other professionals. This course, together with the Stage 2 Qualification in Educational Psychology, (Scotland) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), meets the requirements for registration as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

M.A. Educational Innovation

The course is aimed primarily at teachers interested in developing innovative practice. Although you will be enrolled onto the standard MA Educational Innovation course, some students choose to pursue a specialism, such as Primary, Further Education, or Special Educational Needs. Specialisms are dependent on availability and prior qualifications and previously gained CATS can often be used for accreditation of prior learning towards this course (please email the Department to enquire about your area of interest).

M.A. Educational Management and Leadership

The Educational Management and Leadership programme from University of Worcester is committed to the development of leadership and managerial skills among educational and training professionals. It is directly relevant to leaders working in public and private sector organisations.

Master Programmes
Postgrad.Cert. Medical and Clinical Education

Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.

School of Health and Human Sciences
M.A. Museums and Galleries in Education

The Museums and Galleries in Education MA combines academic study with professional educational practice in museums, galleries and heritage sites, looking at influential contemporary and historic theories in museum and gallery education. This programme also enables international collaborations to take place across the academic and professional field of museum studies.

Institute of Education
M.Ed. Educational Leadership

This course takes a critical approach to currently popularised notions of what constitutes ‘leadership’, who educational ‘leaders’ are and what they do to achieve results with and through other professionals working in or connected with, educational organisations broadly defined.

M.Sc. Educational Leadership MSc

The MSc Educational Leadership is designed for those working in educational settings who have an interest in how leadership and learning are connected in driving change. You will have opportunities to reflect upon practice in your organisation, identify areas of professional concern and become equipped to find solutions and lead change.

Department of Education
M.Sc. Medical Education (PgCert/PgDip/MSc) (E-Learning)

The course aims to offer knowledge and expertise to enable participants to design, deliver and evaluate courses and curricula for health professionals. It advances participants' awareness of educational innovations, theories and methods, and enhances their skills to implement and manage change and critically reflect on their educational activities.

Cardiff School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
M.Sc. Veterinary Education

The MSc in Veterinary Education is a unique part-time programme designed to promote educational excellence in the field of veterinary education. Developed by experts at the RVC's prestigious LIVE Centre, the programme can be studied as a distance learner, face-to-face at the Hawkshead campus, Hertfordshire, or using a combination of the two delivery modes.

M.Sc. / PgDip Education for Sustainability

/ PgDip Education for Sustainability from London South Bank University offers postgraduate courses from Continued Professional Development to Masters level. They provide personal and professional development for anyone involved in communicating sustainability, whatever the context.

M.Sc. Education

Ideal as an advanced study of the intellectual, ethical and cultural processes of education, this programme also gives you the chance to reflect on – and build on – your own professional development.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Early Childhood MA

The Early Childhood programme from University of Worcester examines current issues in the provision of care and education for children under the age of eight with regard to practice and policy in the UK and abroad.

Master Programmes
Postgrad.Dip. Medical and Clinical Education

Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.

School of Health and Human Sciences
M.A. Early Childhood Education

We believe in education for everyone. We value creative teaching that challenges inequalities in the system. The Good Teacher Training Guide 2013 puts our PGDE in the UK top ten for quality and employment prospects. We also run a range of MAs that will help you develop your career.

Department of Social Science
M.A. Healthcare Education

The MA Healthcare Education, University Campus Suffolk is a dynamic new programme developed in response to a growing need for practitioners to align with emerging policy agenda and develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching within a variety of settings.

Master Programmes
M.A. Computing in Education

Rooted in your practical experience, the MA programme draws on the latest research and emphasises evidence-based information about computing and computational thinking in education, e-learning / Technology Enhanced Learning and digital literacy. Develop a critical understanding of computing in education and enhance your pedagogical skills.

M.A. Higher Education

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) provides a base for postgraduate provision with a distinctive focus on the field of Higher Education. CSHE is also a focal point for research in this area, supported by seminars and events to which all postgraduate students and staff are warmly welcomed.

Centre for the Study of Higher Education
M.Sc. Research Sport and Physical Education

This MSc provides the opportunity to specialise in physical education and to develop understanding, knowledge and skills around the academic interrelationship and development of sport and physical education. Studying for a higher degree by research provides a special sequence of challenges and rewards. It involves devising and conducting an original piece of research under the supervision of staff with expertise in sport and physical education.

Postgrad.Cert. Primary (5-11) PE Specialist with QTS

Become a classroom primary teacher with a specialism in physical education on this professionally focused course. As well as dedicated PE tutition, you gain an up-to-date knowledge of core Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects including English, science and mathematics. You develop your teaching skills and confidence during placements with local and regional primary schools, and take part in a summer school PE and sport programme leading to nationally recognised qualifications in a range of sporting areas.

Postgrad.Cert. Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status

This intensive and well-supported year of training will prepare you to teach children at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and in the sixth form. You will focus on one of the following subject specialisms: mathematics; modern languages (French, German or Spanish); science (biology, chemistry or physics); or citizenship.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Phil. Education

The highly experienced, research-active team has supervised students from around the world and research theses have been completed on a wide variety of topics. The normal registration period for an MPhil is two years full-time or three years part-time, followed by an allowed period for writing up.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth

This postgraduate certificate course is designed for graduates coming from a background in childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education. It would suit both those who already work with children and young people and who wish to enhance their knowledge as well as those who wish to enter this field.

Childhood and Youth
Postgrad.Cert. Education Health and Social Care

Designed for experienced health and social care professionals who wish to undertake study to obtain a teaching qualification in order to support, deliver and improve health and social care through education.

Department of Life Sciences
M.A. Religions and Education

This flexible distance learning course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects within different education systems, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context. The Warwick MA course aims to meet the needs of those working in different education systems, and reflects the varied approaches to religious diversity and education utilised by Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU). Some previous experience of religious studies at higher education level is preferred but not required. Each application is looked at on its own merits.

Master School Improvement and Educational Leadership

The School Improvement and Educational Leadership programme from University of Birmingham is designed for you to make a difference in schools through leadership that is focused on learning. The knowledge and experience you will gain from this programme will place you in an ideal position to inform the future improvement and make a difference to the overall performance of your school. It will help provide you with the foundations to become a leader in school improvement using evidence-based analysis and by challenging current practices.

School of Education
M.Ed. Early Childhood Studies

The MEd in Early Childhood Studies from The University of Hull is a specialist pathway that focuses on policies, services, child development, early years, pedagogy and research in early childhood.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Ed. Education for Health Professionals MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate

This suite of three year-long part-time programmes is for all health professionals involved in the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates. Each year is self-contained and a qualification is obtained after each year: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PG Cert) in year one, Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in year two; and, Masters (MEd) in year three.

School of Education
M.A. Social Justice and Education

The Social Justice and Education MA will help students to identify, examine and critique key sociological perspectives on social justice, citizenship, social inequalities, social inclusion and exclusion. They will explore how social justice issues are constituted and contested, examine social justice concerns in education policy and practice, and develop their theoretical, methodological and analytical social research skills.

Institute of Education
Master Postgraduate Certificate in Education (English)

Our PGCE English programme gives trainees practical and theoretical ideas on the teaching of English as well as modelling ways in which English can be taught in the classroom. Trainees benefit from the department's unique location on the South Bank and are encouraged to visit the nearby Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and the Saison Poetry Library.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. International Development and Education

This programme aims to provide a critical and practical understanding of international development, entrepreneurship and education. It is designed for graduates from education, economics, politics, geography, information technology or business backgrounds. Watch our YouTube video to get a flavour of what it's like to study International Development and Education at Newcastle.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5) with EYTS

Train to become a teacher in early years with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) on a course designed for graduates who are not currently employed in an early years setting. Through a combination of taught sessions and professional placements you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a successful teacher of children in the 0-5 age range.

M.A. Education (2015 entry)

We offer innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research with social work. Education faculty research interests also intersect with anthropology, development studies, gender studies, international relations and sociology

M.A. Education Management

Education Management is for professionals who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. Choose from over 25 modules. Programme combines problem solving and critical perspectives; makes extensive use of exploration of practical education management problems; learn from staff with international reputations.

Taught programmes
Postgrad.Dip. Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) PGDE

This Professional Graduate Diploma in Education is for graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession in Scotland at primary level. The one-year programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status. We aim to produce successful, reflective teachers, sensitive to the demands of pupils, responsive to changes within the education system and committed to their own continuing professional development.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Education - Autism

A distinctive feature of the MA in Education - Autism from London South Bank University is the focus on learning from the authentic voices of people with personal experience of autism and the expectation that students will engage critically with received wisdom about autism.

M.Sc. Child Development

This Master's programme will deepen students' knowledge of child development and developmental psychology and prepare them for professional work with children and young people, or progression to higher research degrees or employment as a researcher.

Institute of Education
M.A. Inclusive Education

The MEd Inclusive Education from The University of Hull is a specialist pathway that focuses on those learners who might experience marginalisation within society, with a particular emphasis on educational contexts.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. 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.Sc. Museum Education

The Museum Education programme from University of Glasgow will provide you with opportunities to develop a critical awareness of the historical, social, political, ethical and philosophical context of educating in and through the museum. 

School of Education
Master Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton is distinctive in its roots in Froebelian principles. It has a commitment to babies and young children as people with agency and unique capacities and a deep concern for their overall wellbeing from the prenatal period. The Programme has an international profile and brings together students working professionally with young children, with the early years workforce or as researchers in early childhood.

M.A. Creative Practices in Education

The Creative Practices in Education programme from University of Chester is designed primarily to support the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of teachers and other graduates who are working as members of the Children's Workforce or are employed in early childhood settings.

Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Postgrad.Cert. Education - Further Education

The PGCert Education - Further Education at Oxford Brookes University is a part time, three module course and is an ideal qualification if you want to increase your knowledge and skills in this sector.

School of Education
M.Ed. Doctor of Education

This programme is for practitioners from a range of contexts who want to study for a doctoral level award that is professionally focussed. The course aims to offer a stimulating and challenging programme of research training leading to sustained enquiry into the student's own practical situation.