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Education: Primary Science Leadership MA

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Master's degree in Primary Science Leadership is designed to enable practising science leaders and teachers - both specialist and non-specialist - in the primary sector to develop research-informed practice.

  • Advance your professional skills and expertise in through the development of a research culture.
  • Apply your learning to practical situations within your own schools, using your knowledge to drive effective change.
  • Study this degree in person at St Mary's University or through the blended or online options.
  • Access to excellent tutorial and supervisory support.

Why study Education: Primary Science Leadership?

This degree is designed for anyone involved in the leadership of primary science. It will support you as you develop your ability to reflect critically on the leadership of the primary science curriculum and learning.

The focus throughout the degree is on developing your understanding of the curriculum and leadership as a reflective practitioner. You’ll also gain knowledge of research methodologies by conducting a small-scale enquiry a specific issue you have an interest in.

Your research should lead you to evidence-informed innovation that will further your understanding of yours and your school's teaching practice.

Why St Mary's?

We have a historic tradition of excellence in teacher education. This degree builds upon that and succeeds through its flexible structure, bespoke delivery and quality of teaching.

The team of tutors and lecturers that you'll be working with have backgrounds in teaching, management and leadership. They also have a wealth of experience in research and consultancy.

Primary Science Leadership is taught at the University and as a distance learning programme. You can choose to attend the monthly Saturday Schools either at St Mary’s or via video conferencing.

You'll apply your learning to practical situations within your own school and use your knowledge to drive effective change. The degree will also enable you to critically engage with the latest debates related to education.

You will have access to excellent online learning resources as well as a dedicated library for education students that has numerous study spaces, open access IT facilities and a café.

Assessment methods

Learning is assessed through a variety of methods:

  • Reflective journals
  • Research proposals
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Seminar and conference presentations.

Modes of study

You can choose to attend monthly Saturday schools at our London campus or via video conferencing as a distance learning student. Saturday schools run between 10am-3pm.

Career opportunities

This Master's programme supports your long-term career development. This is evident from the high proportion of MA Education graduates who achieve internal or external promotion to middle and senior leadership positions within Primary Science or an educational establishment within one year of completing the programme

Graduates of this programme are well placed to pursue doctoral studies on either a Professional Doctorate (Doctor of Education) or a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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