Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #7 (QS) ,
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.


This programme is designed for participants across the world, and explores the global forces that influence education, encouraging students to relate their learning to their context.

Optional modules from specialist fields are available and students can customise their studies to their interests. Students have excellent levels of support, including access to a personal tutor for the duration of the programme and an online learning environment which has discussion areas and links to online resources and library support.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (60 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).


University of London International Academy and the Institute of Education, University of London

Programme Structure

This module explores some of the main ideas, concepts and theories that underpin education. It looks at the study of education in an international context, reflecting on readings and theoretical ideas, as well as relating them to personal experience and contexts. It will also explore what is meant by scholarship in the study of education and the expectations of working at Masters Level.

The module is taught during the summer, early July to early September with a two-week lecture programme at the UCL Institute of Education (25 July to 5 August 2016), or as a 10 week module in both the Autumn and Spring terms. The module can be taken either fully online or in mixed mode. A key component of the module is the keynote lectures given by leading experts in their field of education. These are supported by group seminars. For students choosing the fully online option, the module will include a series of synchronous and asynchronous on-line activities, followed by a reading period. There will also be sessions with a specific focus on support for academic writing.It is underpinned with six thought provoking questions:What is education for, what is its purpose, both here and now and looking to the future? What should be its fundamental values and ethics?What do we mean by knowledge and learning?What is our concept of education?What is our image of the child, the teacher, the school?Who is responsible for education, and what does it mean to be responsible?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Duration: One year full-time or up to five years part-time

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements


A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. (Please note: one or two optional modules may have additional, specific entry requirements).


If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2587.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15525 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1190.8333333333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7145 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
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Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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