Education MA

Year of entry

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Start date
September 2023
Delivery type
On campus
Duration
12 months full time
Entry requirements
A bachelor degree plus two years of education experience.
Full entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component
UK fees
£10,750 (total)
International fees
£22,250 (total)

Course overview

Student and personal tutor

This flexible programme is aimed at educators and education professionals who want to gain additional knowledge and skills to help improve their practice through a highly personalised programme of Master's level study.

You’ll select the majority of your credits from modules that interest you across the School of Education, giving you the opportunity to pursue a broad range of interests and focus on the topics that suit your personal career ambitions.

Through your core modules, you’ll build your knowledge of educational research methods and data analysis, and apply what you’ve learnt to your own dissertation on a related topic of your choosing.

Course details

The programme allows you to draw on expertise from many different areas of education including digital tools and technology-enhanced learning, development in childhood and youth, special educational needs, and language education among other topics to tailor your studies to your own interests.

You’ll also develop your skills in educational research and data analysis through completing a core module focusing on research methods and completing an independently researched dissertation with support from your appointed supervisor.

Throughout your study, you’ll improve your skills in communication, leadership, research, data collection, analysis and evaluation – all vital for a career in the education sector.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Education MA in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Research Skills in Education 30
Dissertation 60
Plus at least 30 credits from the below Semester One (Core) modules:
Education, Language and Society 30
Theorizing Childhood and Youth 30
Education in a Digital Society 30
Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches 30

Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

You will choose 60 credits from the below (with no more than 30 credits from the same specialist programme area):

Module Name Credits
Creative Inquiry, Communication and Learning 30
Directed Study in Education 1 30
Qualitative data: processes of collection, interpretation and analysis 15
Introduction to quantitative data analysis 15
Technology Enhanced Language Learning 30
Digital Education in Practice 30
Designing Digital Education 30
Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum 30
Developmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder 30
Child poverty and well-being 30
Learning and Teaching Vocabulary 15
Grammar, Learning and Teaching 15
Tasks and Materials for TESOL 15
Current Issues in Second Language Teacher Education 30
Assessing Language Learning 15
Education in Emergencies 30

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods including weekly seminars, group learning, tutorials, fieldwork, online learning and lectures. The methods of teaching and learning that you will encounter depend on which specific modules you choose. Independent study is also vital, as it allows you to pursue your interests and develop high-level skills, supported by our excellent library resources.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Most assessment is by written essay. Occasionally, we use other assessment approaches, such as poster presentations or reflective logs.

Applying

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent plus two years’ experience, after graduation, as a practitioner in education in any sector: for example, in a school, college, or within higher education. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.


Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read  Language for Education (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Education (10 weeks).

We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.

You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

Application deadlines

International – Thursday 29 June 2023

UK – Friday 18 August 2023

If you intend to apply for funding, you should submit an application for a place on your chosen course at least one month before any specific scholarship deadline.

The link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information we will need include:

  • Original or certified copies of your transcripts

  • Original or certified copies of your degree certificate

  • Original or certified copy of your IELTS/TOEFL results (if English is not your first language)

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023

This course is taught by

School of Education

Contact us

Postgraduate Admissions

Email: pgeduc@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:

Fees

UK: £10,750 (total)

International: £22,250 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

The School of Education usually offers a number of scholarships each year. Find out more on the School's scholarships page.

Career opportunities

As a student of MA Education, you will already have a footing in the field of education. Throughout this programme, you’ll further your knowledge and expertise in your areas of interest, and develop skills in research and analysis that you will then be able to take forward into your professional practice. Some students may also decide to pursue further research at PhD or EdD level.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.