Education (Taught) University of Bedfordshire


This MA is designed for practising professionals, or those interested in research, in teaching and learning or educational leadership – usually in schools, the lifelong learning sector and universities.

Its modular structure allows you to personalise your choice of units and progress at a pace that best suits you, with a final phase focused on educational research via a dissertation.

The MA Education engages you with key issues in education and aims to encourage your evidence-based practice, as you make direct and meaningful connections between the course and your own experiences and aspirations.

The course helps you to broaden your knowledge of educational ideas and research findings, as you identify and justify recommendations for further action. This places you in a better position to develop your work as a classroom practitioner or school leader.

Intermediate qualifications available:

Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Start date

    October 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Education and International Development, Citizenship and Welfare in the 21st Century, Research Methods in the workplace, Dissertation (Education), Meeting Diverse Needs*, Early years Education and Care*, Analysing Policy: Children’s Voice* (*option units)

Assessment method

You will complete a range of assessments, many of which you can tailor to your existing or developing interests and experience.

You will do a number of oral presentations, which not only improve your ability to present information in a professional and coherent way but also enable the sharing of research and experience amongst the group. One unit also includes a debate as part of the assessment.

Written assessments include case studies, essays and literature reviews. You will develop your research skills throughout the course and apply them to a final dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Applicants will normally be working in educational contexts.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,990 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,990 * Year 1
Scotland £6,990 * Year 1
Wales £6,990 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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