Education (Taught) University of Plymouth


Our MA Education programme focuses on educational practice using methods of practice-related inquiry. Building on our recognised excellence in postgraduate teaching and research, this programme offers a structured pathway for professional development and scholarship in general education or one of three subject specialisms: Early Childhood Studies, Mathematics Education, or SEN and Inclusion.

  • Take the opportunity to research through a specialised pathway, tailored sustainability and outdoor learning modules, or your own area of interest.

  • Benefit from Saturday, weekday and evening face-to-face provision and tutorials offering flexibility for professional practitioners.

  • Learn from experienced educators who have first-hand familiarity with the challenges and possibilities of educational practice.

  • Further develop your expertise in specific educational issues of interest to you.

  • Develop the ability to undertake systematic inquiries and the capability to respond to ethical issues through critical analysis and decision making.

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Core modules:

  • Masters of Arts in Education Dissertation Critical Perspectives on Inclusive Education

Optional modules:

  • Researching Education Practice in Context
  • Understanding Contemporary Mathematics Education
  • Thinking About Contemporary Education* Understanding Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
  • Global Education: Theory and Practice
  • Enabling Learning in Early Childhood
  • Ecological and Sustainability Literacy
  • Developing Leadership Skills in Early Childhood Settings
  • Researching Theory and Practice of Inclusive Education, Disability and Diversity
  • Practice Related Inquiry 1
  • Creative Pedagogies and Sustainability
  • The Experience of Outdoor Learning.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.

Fees and funding

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