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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Focus your studies on your interests including any age of education.
  • Explore contemporary debates, comparative understandings of education and innovative practice across a range of educational sectors.
  • Develop employability skills that link closely to your education specialism and career aims.
The MA Education course is designed to extend your critical understanding of education in its broadest sense. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Our course philosophy is that a supportive and inclusive learning environment is the key driver of all good educational experience. The way the course is delivered includes a range of activities, to inform you of key theoretical components, but also to facilitate independent thought and the development of critical enquiry. You learn through:
  • in-class discussion and debate
  • group tasks
  • individual projects
  • tasks utilising digital platforms
  • case study analysis
Applied learning - Work placements The skills you gain on this course will be relevant to your personal development and career progression in a range of roles in education in both formal and non-formal settings. We offer many and varied placement opportunities for you as part of the course - examples of these include: teaching and student support in higher education; policy research in education, childhood and inclusion, teaching EAL and TESOL, support services for disabled students.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Module:Comparative Studies Of Professional Practice 30 Module:Contemporary Issues 30 Module:Curriculum Design And Innovation 30 Module:Evidence And Evaluation 30 Module:Research Project 60

Assessment method


Entry requirements

You normally need a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent. We take account of your degree classification and may ask to see an example of academic writing. If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. We may undertake a face-to-face or telephone interview to ensure your spoken language skills meet the requirements for working with learners in an educational setting or context. Accreditation of Prior Credit and Learning (APCL) If you have existing masters level credit from previous postgraduate study, you may be eligible for exemption from some elements of the early stages of this course. In order to be considered for possible exemptions which, if approved, would also reduce your overall course fee, you would need to provide a full transcript of your postgraduate credits with your application form by the end of July. If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Education at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS