University of Portsmouth

Education Studies

The course allows students to pursue a combination of critical reflection on contemporary educational issues, educational research and opportunities for continuing professional development. Designed for those with an interest in the general field of education, and for educational professionals from recent graduates to those in established careers, the course has a broad-based structure that allows for a range of progression opportunities.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The course has 3 core units, a subject core option pathway, and 1 option to choose from. The content reflects current debates in the education sector examining key issues in early years, SEND, schools, colleges, Universities at a national and global level. Core units include: contemporary perspectives in educational studies; research methods in education; dissertation. Options to choose from include: the child's voice in the 21st century; educational psychology
SEND, leadership and management; action research project.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

The course is taught via a range of teaching methods and online delivery.

There is face-to-face teaching for the core units and a mixture of online and face to face for the optional units.

How are you assessed?

You will be assessed through various methods, including:

essays/ reports,
literature critiques,
dissertation proposal,
extended personal study.


*Fees are subject to annual increase.

UK/EU fees include Channel Islands and Isle of Man students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,700 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Full-time £ 12,600 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MA Part-time £ 2,350 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MA Part-time £ 6,300 (Academic year) International 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 6,600 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 3,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 13,200 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 6,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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