Year of entry 2023
- Start date
- September 2023
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 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)
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.
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.
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
|Research Skills in Education||30|
|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):
|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.
Most assessment is by written essay. Occasionally, we use other assessment approaches, such as poster presentations or reflective logs.
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
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 ‘Apply’ 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.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
This course is taught by
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.
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.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats 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.