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Course summary

Our MA Education allows you to consider education in all of its complexity, as something that both reflects and works to construct different aspects of our social lives and the way our society is organised. This course aims to strengthen and refine your ability to critically reflect upon your own teaching. You will engage with contemporary theories in education and examine how you might apply them to the practice you carry out. It is ideal for those who are looking to take the next step in their career within the education/teaching sector. We have designed a course that is extremely flexible and meets the needs of individuals and organisations. These include:

  • a range of optional modules - tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests
  • different modes of delivery - taking account of individual needs and professional contexts
  • exit points - options to leave the course with either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma
With an advanced education degree from the University of Nottingham, you will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to pursue your career goals. Please note that this course is not a teacher training course, there is no placement and graduates do not gain Qualified Teacher Status.


The taught element of this course is made up of 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. There are currently two core modules for part-time students and three for full-time students. You can choose the remaining modules to suit your specific interests. You will select up to three optional 30-credit modules from a range that covers many of the key areas of education. While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of other students.

Assessment method

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. You must achieve a pass of 50% on each assignment to complete the masters.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent). Applicants should have one year of full-time (or equivalent) work or volunteer experience in an educational setting or a teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component, for example a PGCE will be considered acceptable experience. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see
Education MA at University of Nottingham - UCAS