Masters | Postgraduate Course - Education MA 2019 entry MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 Full time UK/EU: £7,200 full-time International: £17,700 full-time For part time routes: 30 credit module UK/EU: £1,200 International: £2,950 60 credit module UK/EU: £2,400 International: £5,850
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Education MA 2019 entry MA

Study Details

MSc 3 years part-time by blended learning

The  Masters of Arts in Education at the University of Exeter gives you the opportunity to further your studies in education. It is designed for individuals from varied educational backgrounds and establishments, and from related professions such as health care and law, who want to develop their understanding of the theory, research, practices and policy of education in their professional context. Our programme will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding, prepare you for further research and provide a firm foundation for developing your career in Education and associated disciplines.

If you are a teacher, for instance, it builds on the foundation of your teacher education course and gives you the opportunity to reflect critically on your own teaching and to investigate educational issues that interest you. By giving you a framework of study and academic support it will help you to become a more informed, more critical and a more independent teacher.

The programme is part-time and is delivered through intensive teaching periods (partially online and partially face-to-face on campus) to meet the needs of busy educational professionals.

Module details

Core modules

150 credits of core modules. 

  • TBC Education Studies 30
  • TBC Critical reflection on professional practice 30
  • TBC Debating the Big Questions in Education 30
  • EFPM308 Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation 60

Optional modules*
30 credits from the following.

  • TBC Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing it 30
  • TBC Technology and Education Futures 30
  • EFPM327 Independent Study 30
  • EFPM318 Writing the Future 30

Entry Requirements

The MA in Education and its constituent parts are normally offered to qualified professionals (usually in Education) and those with equivalent. Applicants shall normally hold a good first degree UK Upper Second Class Honours or above, or Masters level credits (eg. PGCE) in a relevant discipline (see individual specialism/module requirements).  In addition to this, candidates should also have at least 3 months (or part time equivalent) relevant experience of working in an educational or other relevant setting (see individual specialism/module requirements).  

Please note, any applicant who is a trained teacher is assumed to have gained the necessary 3 months' experience during their training. All applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements for postgraduate study. 

Some full-time specialisms require Disclosure & Barring Service checks and some modules require specific experience and/or current practice. Recent Exeter PGCE graduates can gain accelerated entry to the MA in Education. 

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions. This degree also offers excellent progression to a professional doctorate.