Education at University of Winchester - UCAS

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Course summary

Please note, this course is not recruiting for September 2024 entry. Further information about our 2025 entry offering will be available later in the year This course is designed to enhance your knowledge about aspects of teaching and learning. It is suitable for teachers working in primary, secondary and post compulsory settings and allows you to:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge for professional growth
  • Link your learning to your professional practice
  • Enjoy a mix of independent study and discussion
Education at Winchester is grounded in research-based teaching - you construct practical theories of the situations which confront you in your professional life and test them in action. The programme is suitable for teachers working in primary, secondary and post-compulsory settings. You build up credits by undertaking a range of optional modules, allowing you to focus on issues relevant to your own practice. Many of the pathways through the MA enable you to explore an element of your subject knowledge or pedagogy, such as your classroom practice, school leadership role or an aspect of your school improvement, as part of your MA research. The modules are flexible, allowing you to submit assignments of between 4,000 and 8,000 words. These enable you to identify and develop an aspect of your professional work with a tutor’s support. The majority of our students opt for our Independent Work-based Research route (IWBR), which enables our students to focus on an aspect of teaching, learning or educational leadership which is specifically relevant to their work in their own setting. However, there are a range of pathways through the MA, enabling you to specialise. These include: Primary Maths Mastery, Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL), Well-being and Education, National SENCO Accreditation and PG Cert in Teacher Education. The teaching team is drawn from Education, Health and Social Care, and includes experienced specialists such as local authority inspection and advisory teams. Group seminars with a tutor and other students take place in evenings and/or Saturdays, these sessions will ensure that you are provided with guidance and support to design, implement and write up your projects and assignments.

Entry requirements

Our MA Education is a part-time only course and is suitable for professionals currently working in an educational setting. We would normally expect our students to hold a first or second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualification with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Applicants who do not satisfy the normal entry requirements may be admitted to the programme, provided that they can submit evidence of previous serious study and demonstrate the capacity and attainments to pursue successfully the proposed programme. Applicants who hold relevant postgraduate certificates or postgraduate diplomas may be considered for entry with advanced standing via our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. To find out more, please contact us with supporting information so that we can advise you further.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Student Visa sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9550 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9550 Whole course
Scotland £9550 Whole course
Wales £9550 Whole course
Channel Islands £9550 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9550 Whole course
EU £17450 Whole course
International £17450 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Education at University of Winchester - UCAS