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Course summary

On this exciting two-year course, you'll have a unique opportunity to study the latest educational research and gain professional work experience within an educational organisation or setting through a work placement.  MA Education has Placement Year, a one-year course option and Advanced Research pathway. The work placement takes place in the second year of the course and is normally unpaid. During this year, you will be supported by our Placement Team to identify and apply for year-long placement opportunities that reflect the skills and knowledge you have gained. You will have access to contacts through our extensive network of partnership schools and local educational organisations however placement cannot be guaranteed. Students on the MA Education (with Placement Year) who are unable to secure an appropriate work placement can transfer on to the Advanced Research pathway in the second year. We also have a one-year course available.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or higher) in a relevant subject such as Education, SEND, Childhood Studies, Social Sciences, Coaching, Mentoring or Counselling or other related fields. Other degree qualifications will be considered depending upon relevant professional experience in an educational context such as schools and colleges. Overseas awards need to be recognised as equivalent by NARIC  English language GCSE Grade 4 (iGCSE Grade C) or above or equivalent  a short personal statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in education and any relevant experience (professional or voluntary) that might support your application  a work or academic reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24:
Education with Placement Year at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS