Our Master's in Education course is ideal for anyone who is passionate about education and wants to make a difference in the lives of others.

Whether you're already working in teaching, education management or policy, or a graduate interested in pursuing careers in education, this course provides the knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects.

The MA Education extends and deepens your understanding of current theories, policies, and issues in the field through intensive study and research. You can tailor the course to your interests by selecting your topics, and work towards one of our specialist endorsements: Leadership; Teaching and Learning; Early Years; Inclusive Practice; or International Education.

Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, you can transfer up to 90 Master's level credits gained from previous postgraduate study in associated disciplines, including PGCEs. The MA also provides a clear route to a Doctorate in Education.

Department

School of Education

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2-3 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Endorsements (or specialisms) for this course include: Leadership and Management, Education Technology, Special Educational Needs, Youth and Community, Early Years, International, and Higher Education (current HE practitioners only)
  • If you have previous postgraduate study from related disciplines, you can transfer up to 90 credits, reducing the time it takes to gain your Master’s degree.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our MA in Education. Your teaching comes from an experienced expert team of lecturers. These include academics and practitioners with a wide range of experience. Over 90 per cent of our teaching team holds a teaching qualification.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above.

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.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

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

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

Teaching and learning on the course takes place through interactive seminars, where you will be engaged in the process of learning through class and group discussions.

Contact hours for the full-time mode are 1pm-8pm for two days a week. For the part-time mode they are 5pm-8pm, one day a week.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to extend your learning through self-study by researching and reading around the topics covered. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student societies, including law and debating.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of timetabled sessions and independent learning. Full-time students are expected to spend at least four days a week studying. For part-time students, this reduces in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by written academic papers, portfolios, essays, online tasks, and a final dissertation.

Feedback summary

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: although our campus libraries have an extensive stock of relevant books and you will have access to online journals, you may wish to purchase books for your studies (estimate £100 for the course).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

We have established a students' society for childhood, youth and education which organises an annual conference to which you are welcome to contribute. You will also be invited o regular postgraduate seminars that take place at lunchtime and on various Saturdays throughout the year.

Accommodation information

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.