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The MA Education helps teachers and other educationalists deepen their understanding of teaching and learning.

* Underpinned by up-to-date research evidence

* Examines the broader philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects and issues of education

* Designed to be flexible to meet the needs of busy professionals

* Includes the option to study different modules and tailor the course to suit your interests and career aspirations

**Education at Reading**

Our Institute of Education is an established leading provider of high-quality training and research in education. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014), 80% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent, with a global impact on educational policy and practice.

Our passion for transforming lives through education is at the heart of our commitment to developing caring, reflective, professional educational practitioners. Our networks and the impact of our work are both local and global. Locally, we have well-established partnerships with over 300 schools, which we work closely with to train the next generation of outstanding teachers. Globally, our research, consultancy and other projects extend to countries as varied as China, Jamaica, the USA and Singapore.

At master's level, we offer a broad range of courses including a flexible MA Education with specialised pathways; certificates in Early Years Practice, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and Reflective Practice; and an extensive range of teacher training courses with first-rate placements. Additionally, we co-deliver an MA English Language Education course with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Entry requirements

MA: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Apart from the standard university entry requirements, we normally expect students to have a professional background in education and training with experience of teaching. Ideally we would like students to have had at least two years' experience of teaching/training but will consider applications from good students with at least one year's experience. If you have a slightly lower degree qualification than usual, this can be compensated for by good teaching experience.

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules may include:

* Values and practices in education

* Investigating education

* Developing expertise in teaching

* Child development and education

* Key concepts in educational leadership and management

Check our website for more details of the course structure.


These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.
For part-time fees please contact the university.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,180 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Full-time £ 15,270 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MA Part-time Home/EU 0 63 Months
MA Part-time International 0 63 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 15,650 (Whole course) International 63 63 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 7,360 (Whole course) Home/EU 63 63 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 15,650 (Whole course) International 12 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 7,360 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 16,045 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 16,045 (Whole course) International 63 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Home/EU 63 Months

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