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Education, MA Postgraduate prospectus

  • If you have a commitment to continuing your professional development, we offer a flexible structure with a full-time and part-time route
  • You can personalise your programme by combining core courses, option courses and an educational research project
  • We offer endorsements in a variety of areas including leadership and management, special educational needs, literacy, early years and much more
  • Located across the university's iconic Greenwich Campus

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1 years full time

2-3 years part time



Our programme is ideal for practitioners in education and associate fields who are committed to continuing their personal and professional development.

Our degree endeavours to extend your knowledge, understanding and skills and improve your practice through intensive study and research.

Our MA also provides an excellent progression route to the Doctorate in Education.

Personalised study

You can personalise and build your masters programme by combining core courses, option courses and an educational research project. This way, it is possible for you to achieve an endorsed MA which focuses on a specialist area of particular professional and/or academic relevance.

Our programme currently offers the following endorsements:

  • Leadership and Management
  • eLearning
  • Childhood Literacy
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Youth and Community
  • Early Years
  • International
  • Higher Education (only for current HE practitioners).

Professional development

Our expert lecturers will support your continuing professional development and will facilitate your progression. Our training will provide you with a rigorous and engaging introduction to studying education as an academic subject at postgraduate level.

You can also transfer up to 90 Master's level credits gained from previous postgraduate study in associated disciplines, including PGCEs - this may be subject to the University's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.


Located at the university's prestigious Greenwich Campus, the MA Education programme has world renowned attractions right on its doorstep from the Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park. 

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought Building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich campus, but you will also have access to state-of-the-art learning, teaching and social spaces.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in education or an associated field
  • OR an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above and substantial professional experience (at least 3 years) and/or a professional qualification in education, training or community work

Accredited prior learning:

  • Master's level credits obtained in a relevant discipline in the past 5 years will be considered towards the MA
  • Experiential professional learning may also be accredited subject to approval.

What people say

During my studies I was working and raising a family, but with the help of the university and instruction on time management, along with the passion to complete my studies, it was achieved. The experience of researching, studying and learning about methodologies has been invaluable to the next stage of my career.

Jayne Standing
MA Education

Extra information


Reports, portfolios, essays, work-based learning, presentations, online tasks and a final dissertation.


Graduates from this programme may go on to develop careers in a wide range of roles and institutions, from middle and senior management opportunities in education and healthcare organisations to doctoral study and research.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service between campuses.

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