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Course summary

Overview As an educator, your career is based on the ongoing process of learning. Our Educational Practice and Research MA is your opportunity to further learn, develop, expand and explore your existing knowledge of education, with the aim of enabling you to use this to inform and transform your future educational practice. Whether you’re looking to further your career, investigate an area you feel requires additional research or simply pursue your own academic interests, our part-time MA will build on your existing professional expertise. You’ll be taught using the latest cutting-edge research, by academics who are both leaders in their field and fully committed to the development of new ideas and thinking. You’ll also work alongside other professionals to actively share and discuss educational practices. You’ll enjoy flexible study patterns that complement your professional work commitments, and you’ll graduate with a wide range of skills and knowledge that will prove invaluable in your future career. About this course Our part time Educational Practice and Research MA is designed for school teachers, further and higher education lecturers, and other practitioners currently working in an educational environment in the UK. It’s the ideal course if you’re looking to extend your professional development by studying for a Master’s level degree. At UEA, you’ll discover a stimulating and challenging environment in which you can discuss and analyse classroom practice through a broad range of optional modules. You’ll benefit from a supportive learning community thanks to our diverse range of teaching and assessment methods, and our flexible learning options. You will also have the chance to carry out research in an area that interests you, personally and professionally. This is your chance to explore and add to the latest thinking in your field, as well as cultivating greater understanding and innovation in your own teaching practice. Highlights of the course:

  • Flexible, personalised part-time study, to complement your professional work commitments.
  • January start date, avoiding the beginning of the academic year.
  • A broad range of module options delivered in the evening and/or at weekends.
  • An annual MA conference, to meet and listen to eminent guest speakers from within the field of education, and hear about research topics currently being pursued by participants in their dissertations.
  • Accreditation of prior learning (APL) for any Master’s-level credits you’ve acquired through previous study.
  • Fast-track study routes available.
  • Discounted fees for UEA Alumni.
  • Scholarships available for students working in eligible schools.
  • If you have not previously studied at Master’s level, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.
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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good Honours degree from a recognised higher education institution and hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants without QTS. Applicants should submit at least one employment reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £3165 Year 1
England £3165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3165 Year 1
Scotland £3165 Year 1
Wales £3165 Year 1

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course. Progressing part-time students who began on the 2022-3 standard fee of £4450.00 will pay £4450.00 for their second year of study.

Sponsorship information

Students who have completed the University of East Anglia's Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters level credits can qualify for direct entry to the second year of this programme. Students may also apply to transfer relevant Masters level credits from other institutions. Applicants wishing to transfer credits from UEA and other institutions will need to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL).

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