Education (Wales) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Education (Wales) (Taught)

Course summary

The national MA Education (Wales) at Aberystwyth University is a truly transformative and sector leading programme for educational professionals in Wales, from early career teachers to senior leaders. The educational landscape in Wales is changing rapidly. Teaching not only requires the mastery of a complex set of skills to guide, motivate, and facilitate student learning, but also the ability to enquire into professional practice in order to improve it. The MA Education (Wales), which has been collaboratively developed by seven universities in Wales, through direct engagement with a variety of key stakeholders including Welsh Government - will ensure that all education professionals in Wales have the same high-quality opportunity to enhance their professional knowledge, engage with research, and to improve their professional practice. Why study MA Education (Wales) at Aberystwyth University? The course is 3 years part-time. There is no full-time option. The programme consists of 200 hours of study per 20 credit module, of which 22 will be contact hours. Learning will be a blend of online and face-to-face. Activities will be a combination of lectures, seminars, group activities and individual activities. Students on this course will join students on the same course at 6 other HEIs. Entry Requirements Candidates must hold Qualified Teacher Status and be currently employed in the compulsory education sector in the UK. Funding Funding opportunities may be available to those currently employed in the compulsory education sector in Wales, subject to confirmation from the Welsh Government.


Modules typically include:

  • Advance Research and Enquiry Skills
  • Additional Learning Needs
  • Excellence in Practice
  • Curriculum Design and Realisation
* Evidence-Informed Practice

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

Candidates must hold Qualified Teacher Status and be currently employed in the compulsory education sector in the UK.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for postgraduate courses starting in 2023/24 is yet to be confirmed.
Education (Wales) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS