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Education Studies

An opportunity to study educational issues in depth. The programme covers policy, practice and education theory within an international context. It is therefore much more than the study of teaching for the programme is designed to get students questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

Course modules

There are 4 compulsory modules and a dissertation: research and the professional (part 1); research and the professional (part 2: research project preperation); education: economics, politics and society; learning and knowledge technology; dissertation. Students also take 2 additional optional modules that allow for further in- depth study: international education and globalisation; language, ideology and education; global citizenship; education policy; education in the social and cultural context of the UK; cultural and historical roots of mathematics.

Assessment methods

There are no written exams and each module is assessed by coursework. This typically involves an essay and occasionally assessment is by verbal presentation. The dissertation focuses on an area mutually agreed with a specialist tutor who also offers guidance and support in the writing of the dissertation. To achieve the award students need 180 credits in total.


Fees shown below are for part time study over two years, although some courses may be available over longer periods.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 2 Years

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