Our MA Education programme focuses on educational practice using methods of practice-related inquiry. Building on our recognised excellence in postgraduate teaching and research, this programme offers a structured pathway for professional development and scholarship in general education, including option module choices, as well as subject specialist pathways. Option modules include: Early Childhood Studies, modules on sustainability matters, SEN and Inclusion.

Please note that specialist routes and option modules on offer may change, so contact Admissions teams to check availability for your year of application.

Key features

  • Take the opportunity to research through a specialised pathway, tailored sustainability and outdoor learning modules, or your own area of interest.
  • Benefit from Saturday, weekday and evening face-to-face provision and tutorials offering flexibility for professional practitioners.
  • Learn from experienced educators who have first-hand familiarity with the challenges and possibilities of educational practice.
  • Further develop your expertise in specific educational issues of interest to you.
  • Develop the ability to undertake systematic inquiries and the capability to respond to ethical issues through critical analysis and decision making.

Study Details:

MA 1 year – Full-time, Part-time route available

Module Details:

Core modules

Optional modules

  • MAEC722 Developing Leadership Skills in Early Childhood Settings
  • MAED711 Thinking About Contemporary Education
  • MAED717 Practice Related Inquiry 1
  • MAED718 Practice Related Inquiry 2
  • MASE741 Critical Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Disability and Diversity
  • MASE742 Researching Theory and Practice of Inclusive Education, Disability and Diversity
  • MASU753 The Experience of Outdoor Learning
  • MASU754 Alternatives in Education and Society
  • MASU755 Learning for Sustainability and Global Citizenship

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

Student Destinations

The programme provides a clear framework for study, designed to suit both professional practitioners and those interested in the scholarship of education. Our specialist and optional modules are designed to allow you the opportunity to pursue your own areas of interest, supported by knowledgeable and research-active academics.


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Entry Requirements

A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

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