London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Education MA course will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress within, or begin, a career in education. You’ll be taught an academic framework that will help you analyse educational issues and develop your own professional practice.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

This master’s course has been specially designed to introduce you to the academic debates associated with education. Successful completion of the course will help you progress within your current education role or start a new career in the sector.

Your own experience of different UK and international contexts will be used to enrich your learning in class. You’ll study the key influences on education in the twentieth and twenty'first centuries in order to develop the intellectual tools you need to engage with current educational policy and provision.

We’ll teach you how the school curriculum is led and managed. This will help you understand the purposes of the curriculum and how it influences pupils’ learning.

Specialist option modules will allow you to explore subjects that are of particular interest to you. These include Web'based Learning and Teaching, Understanding the Language Classroom and the Specialist Study Module, which allows you to explore an education'focused topic of your own choice (in agreement with your supervisor) in greater depth.

You can complete this course as a postgraduate diploma by taking four core modules and two option modules. You could also choose to study for a postgraduate certificate in education by studying three core modules that include the Critical Theory and Education module and either the Curriculum Leadership or Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment module.

**What our students say**

“I was stunned by the friendly atmosphere of the classes and the lecturers’ generous support and undivided attention. My lecturers were outstanding role models for me.

The next time I teach in a class I know I will be a more attentive and dedicated teacher to my students”.

Parisa Javani, Education MA graduate

Course Modules

Core modules include:


Pedagogy and Assessment

Critical Theory and Education

Research Methods in Education

Optional modules include:

Specialist Study Module

Bilingualism and Education (the classroom and school context)

Children’s Literature in Education

Educational Approaches to Inclusion and Social Justice

Applying Learning Technologies

Web'based Learning and Teaching

Fundamentals of Leadership and Management

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,345 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £12,515 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £930 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You will be required to have a good degree in education or social science and a GCSE in English. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.