Masters | Postgraduate Course - Education MA Course Details within University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich
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Education MA

Study Details

MA 1 years full time, 2-3 years part time

  • If you have a commitment to continuing your professional development, we offer a flexible structure with a full-time and part-time route.
  • You can personalise your programme by combining core courses, option courses and an educational research project.
  • We offer endorsements in a variety of areas including leadership and management, special educational needs, literacy, early years and much more.


Our programme is ideal for practitioners in education and associate fields who are committed to continuing their personal and professional development.

Our degree endeavors to extend your knowledge, understanding and skills and improve your practice through intensive study and research.

Our MA also provides an excellent progression route to the Doctorate in Education.

Module details

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Enquiry Project (60 credits)
  • Enquiry Skills and Research (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

  • Negotiated Independent Study: Professional Knowledge (1) (30 credits)
  • Negotiated Independent Study: Professional Knowledge (2) (30 credits)
  • Comparative Education (30 credits)
  • The Child's Lived Experience: Developing Confident Learners (30 credits)
  • 21st Century Technologies and Education (30 credits)
  • Leadership in Education (30 credits)
  • Critical Issues in SEN and Disability: Discourse and Policy (30 credits)
  • Critical Perspectives in the Sociology of Education (30 credits)
  • Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work (30 credits)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above
  • OR an undergraduate degree at 2.2 and extensive professional experience and/or a professional qualification in, for example, education, community work or health.

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.

Student Destinations

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