Already working in education and looking to continue developing? This Master’s in Education is the course for you.

This MA Education extends your knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of education and aims to improve your educational practice through intensive study and research. You can tailor the course to your interests or background through option modules and the research project. If you prefer, you can work towards an endorsed MA on a specialist area. Current endorsements include Leadership and Management, Education Technology, Early Years, and Special Educational Needs.

Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, you can also 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.

Duration

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

Start month

September and January

UK/international fees

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

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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.

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Entry requirements

If you are

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.

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.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

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

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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.

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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.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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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.

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.

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