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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.

School

Education

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

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

Start month

September; January

Home/international fees 2024/25

£8,500 /£17,450

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.

The MA in Education is well-balanced with fantastic tutors


Annette decided to return to the University of Greenwich to study for her MA in Education as she says she had such a great learning experience previously when studying for a BA Hons in Early Years.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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

We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Education Studies, Childhood/Youth/Community Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, or a relevant subject.

Applicants with an undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2 in any subject that has 3 or more years experience in education as a teacher, tutor, or manager, and/or a recognised teaching qualification at Level 5 or above may be considered.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

PG Cert – National Award: Due to the professional nature of the programme, applicants are not able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

PG Cert: Mature students who can demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to study, and who can outline how they have pursued pertinent interests though relevant life/work experience, can apply. We will assess their suitability from the information provided in their application and supporting statement.

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

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £8,500 £1,417 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,450 £2,908 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

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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Robert Morgan, Programme Leader talks us through the programme.

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

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.