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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

This flexible, postgraduate master’s in education will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development by exploring a diverse range of educational modules.

If you are interested in progressing with our career to more senior or specialist roles, then this is the perfect way to build on your existing credentials and to offer something extra to employers.

You can choose from our wide ranging, comprehensive modules to make sure that your learning meets your exact requirements. This unique, bespoke learning programme means that it can be possible to fit your study around other commitments, such as a career or family life.

We expect applications from those already working in a variety of roles, across the education sector and education contexts. The wide selection of multi-disciplinary modules on this MA will prepare you with all of the specialist knowledge that you need to up-skill and take your career to the next level.

You will be supported by a diverse and extremely well qualified range of research-active staff. The accessibility and approachability of our staff is paramount to the MA Education suite and our unique and dedicated approach to student support truly sets us apart. We work hard to build your confidence and offer unwavering support.

All our staff are currently employed in Education, giving you access to the most up to date knowledge, gained through practical experience. You will enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with peers from the sector, to create a body of new and emerging knowledge.

This Education MA is relevant to all educational sectors and contexts, from schools to further and higher education. Research supported by critical enquiry and discourse will extend, develop and enhance your ability to analyse, evaluate and judge the underlying assumptions surrounding educational policy and practice.

This course is offered as the core to our MA Education suite, if you are interested in focusing on a particular area then you may wish to graduate with a bracketed specialism.

Look at our MA Education Leadership and Management if you are keen to develop your skills in a business or corporate context, Special educational needs and disability for those looking to work with vulnerable learners and Teaching and Learning for those working in an educational setting such as a school or college.

Your Career

This programme is designed to cater for a wide range of professionals in education and will offer you a great launch pad for the next step in your career. The flexibility to choose from such a wide variety of modules mean you can prepare for the exact role you want.

You will graduate with knowledge of the very latest in education research, policy and practice. You will gain a whole new perspective on data and evaluation, all of which will help to put you at the forefront of your field. You will also be able to reflect upon and challenge your own practice, which is a valuable skill to demonstrate to future employers.

You will leave the course confident in your knowledge and abilities, empowered to make change in your own organisation and ready to go to the next level in your career.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

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

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    151 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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