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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 moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

602 Education Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Enhanced Practice in Education

The Enhanced Practice in Education programme from University of Glasgow will provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply the principles of practitioner-based enquiry in education within your own work settings in order to initiate beneficial changes to the organisations in which you work. 

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.A. Education

The online MA Education (Master of Arts in Education) at The University of Exeter is an innovative programme designed to equip you with the skills to succeed in a wide variety of educational contexts. It offers a rich curriculum examining theory, research, policy and practice in the field of education globally, and provides a unique student experience.

Postgraduate Diploma Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. The PGDE Primary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), giving you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher.

School of 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
Postgraduate Diploma Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary school teaching.

School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from Falmouth University has been designed in consultation with education professionals and the Higher Education Academy (HEA), to support your development as critically informed and reflective practitioners ready to shape the future of the sector. 

M.Sc. Education, Power and Social Change

On this Master’s degree in Education, Power and Social Change offered by 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.A. Childhood Studies

This innovative MA in Childhood Studies at the University of Leeds takes a global and multi-disciplinary approach to the social study of childhood and youth (from 0-18 years).

School of Education
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
M.A. Education (International Education)

The Education (International Education) program offered by Bath Spa University is a complex and changing subject. Education professionals have the challenge of promoting economic growth and competition, while supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies and promoting equity and social justice.

Institute for Education
Preparation Course Level 3 Award in Education and Training - AET (Formerly PTTLS)

If you want to make a difference in the world, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training - AET (Formerly PTTLS) course from Global Edulink is for you. It is suitable for those already working in education hoping to gain formal recognition of their skills, and for those with no teaching experience. 

M.A. English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies

MA English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies at the University of Leeds is a distinctive part-time, distance learning programme that allows you, as a practising teacher, to develop your disciplinary expertise in the areas of language education and technology-enhanced education.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Education Studies

The Education Studies program offered by Bath Spa University is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context.

Institute for Education
M.A. Education (Early Years)

The Education (Early Years) program offered by Bath Spa University is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context.

Institute for Education
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.Ed. Education

The University of Exeter's MA in Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
MSc / PgDip Education for Sustainability

The Education for Sustainability programme from London South Bank University is a distance learning postgraduate course at Masters level delivered by a team of experts. The course provides personal and professional development for those interested, or already engaged, in paving the way for a more sustainable world by way of understanding, educating or promoting sustainability.

M.Sc. Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education

Unique in Europe, and one of only a few in the world, this internationally respected MSc programme in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education at The University of Edinburgh offers you the chance to develop a holistic approach to outdoor education with a specific emphasis on environmental and sustainability education.

Moray House School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Primary (5-11)

This Primary (5-11) programme from London South Bank University leads to Qualified Teacher Status. It equips you to teach pupils from 5-11 years and covers all areas of the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum, through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You'll gain 60 Masters level credits and be awarded with a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education.

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.

M.Sc. Learning for Sustainability

This MSc in Learning for Sustainability at The University of Edinburgh is an opportunity to study international educational responses to global issues and benefit from Scotland’s position as one of the leading countries in the world in this field.

Moray House School of Education
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.

M.Sc. Child Development

This MSc in Child Development is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The University of Stirling's course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices.

M.Sc. Digital Education - Online Distance Learning

Learning, teaching and training are profoundly affected by the challenges of the digital age. Whether you are a teacher, lecturer, trainer, librarian, researcher, manager or learning technologist, the Digital Education - Online Distance Learning programme at The University of Edinburgh will give you the practical teaching skills and critical insight you need in this fast-moving and diverse field.

Moray House School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth at The Open University UK offers a broad view on legal, social, psychological and economic factors that influence children's development. The postgraduate certificate analyses topics like children’s rights, child criminology and youth justice. Learn to develop solutions to promote children’s wellbeing.

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 offered by the University of Westminster 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 available for 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)

Our MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) combined with a four-week teaching practicum at International House London, provides students with a thorough introduction to current research, teaching theory, principles, techniques and practices in English language 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
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 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
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.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.

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.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
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Chemistry)

The PGCE Chemistry provides a clear, thoughtful and critical introduction to teaching Chemistry, drawing on leading education research carried out at King’s. We work in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our course in order to develop excellent, reflective classroom practitioners.

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

Participants will develop the professional and practical skills needed to become a teacher working in post-compulsory education, opening up employment opportunities in a wide range of organisations from general FE colleges to universities, prisons, businesses and the voluntary sector.

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.

Master 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.

School of Health and Social Care
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. Education - Research-engaged Setting

The MA Education: Research-engaged Setting programme is an exciting opportunity to join with other students and practitioners in your setting in discussion and collaborative learning while being taught by a team which is highly skilled in supporting your needs as a postgraduate student.

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 Childhood Practice programme at University of Glasgow is designed for current and aspiring leaders and managers in childhood practice who have, or are willing, to undertake a practitioner qualification. It provides a practice-based examination of the theoretical approaches important to leadership and management within childhood practice.

College of Social Sciences