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12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English

About this program

MA Education

This degree will be of interest to those working in, or interested in pursuing a career in, education and education research.

The MA Education (non-pathway) route will draw upon the School of Education’s principle research areas: Education for Social Justice, International and Comparative Education, Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs, and Education Leadership enabling you more choice in designing your own program according to your particular areas of interest. Our range of compulsory and optional modules will allow you to build a program to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

Admission requirements

A 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) Bachelor's degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology) is required.

Applicants without a 2:1 or a degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree as above) are welcome to apply, but should have a degree and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience post degree, in an education-focused setting.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The MA Education program consists of compulsory modules, optional modules from the list below and a dissertation.

  • Education, Policy and Society
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The program is delivered through a combination of face-to-face lectures, smaller-group seminars, workshops, self-study, and peer group learning. We utilise a range of digital and virtual approaches in our teaching, and you will have access to our online teaching and learning tools, including our Virtual Learning Environment. Readings and resources are made available through our online Resource Lists’ system making it very easy to identify and access key readings. Module tutors make activities available online for you to engage prior to face-to-face teaching and the majority of assignments tasks can be submitted via the Virtual Learning Environment – including dissertations. Assessments on this program will include written essays, small independent projects, oral presentation and a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Tuition

Fees 2022/23

  • £9,810 (UK)
  • £20,430 (International)

Career paths

This program has been specially developed to appeal to graduates of social science disciplines and professionals seeking job opportunities in sectors requiring a broad range of education-focused knowledge and analytic skill. Graduates of the MA Education would have the flexibility to use modules to progress to postgraduate research programs, or may wish to consider job opportunities in sectors requiring knowledge of domestic and international policy, education leadership and practice, inclusion and social justice, and school improvement.

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University of Birmingham

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University of Birmingham

Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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