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Education (Full-time)

University of Sunderland
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Education (Full-time)

Become a specialist in Education. Deepen your knowledge. Expand your career options.

The full-time MA Education is a highly flexible degree. Depending on the modules you choose, you will graduate with one of two MA degree titles:

  • MA Education (Generic)
  • MA Education (Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion)

This degree is ideal for teachers or other educational professionals who want to develop their careers with a highly specific postgraduate degree.

Admission requirements

A 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University - 55% (52% for Computing and Engineering programmes; 50% MBA programme with some experience)

A 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University 57-60% (depending on reputation of University)

We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent.

You should also have experience of working in education; this may be as a teacher or in another capacity in the field of education. A recognised teaching qualification is an advantage, but not an essential requirement for this course.

If your first language isn’t English, you must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and at least 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening.

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

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1 (core):

  • Critical Thinking (30 credits)
  • Research Methods (30 credits)

Semester 2:

  • Optional module (30 credits)
  • Optional module (30 credits)


  • Thesis (60 credits)

If you choose to leave the course before completing all 180 credits, then you may be awarded the following:

  • 60 option module credits – Postgraduate Certificate
  • 60 option module credits and completion of the Research Methods core module – Postgraduate Diploma

To gain an award in the Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion route, you need to study both of the SEND-focused optional modules on offer at the time of your study and have your thesis focus on an aspect of SEND-related theory, research and/or practice.

Core modules:

  • Research Methods in Education (30 credits)
  • Masters Project / Dissertation (60 credits)
  • An Introduction to Criticality (30 credits)

Optional modules may include:

  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Inclusive Education From Policy to Practice
  • The Nature of Teaching and Learning
  • Supporting Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  • Gender and Diversity

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

The annual, full-time, fee for this course is:

  • £6,500 if you are from the UK/Europe*
  • £13,500 if you are an international student

Career opportunities

This degree is ideal for teachers and people working in educational management who want to quickly progress their careers. The ability to specialise the content of the course offers opportunities in particular fields of education, such as Special Educational Needs.

The knowledge and skills you develop will also transfer to many other sectors, particularly education policy and government.

Please note that this course does not qualify you as a teacher.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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