UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

MA Education (Religious Education) students explore educational, political and philosophical debates that have influenced the learning and teaching of religious education in schools, colleges and related settings. Students are encouraged to critically reflect on principles, practices and issues that shape and relate to policy and professional practice in religious education and to develop theorized and evidence-informed perspectives on policy and practice. Students explore the key concepts involved in understanding religious education. They develop an understanding of contemporary issues and key research findings in religious education and related areas, and are supported to apply this knowledge in practice in educational settings and related contexts.

By studying the Religious Education route you will have the opportunity to reflect on practice in religious education and, through assignments focused on contemporary subject-specific teaching and learning, you will have opportunities to develop and evaluate interventions to enhance the quality of the teaching and learning of religious education in educational settings and related contexts. You will be encouraged to read widely in specialist literature and be introduced to world-leading theory and research in religious education and in education studies more broadly. You will be encouraged to innovate and test ideas and to contribute to ongoing discussions about improving religious education. Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teachers, or as senior leaders in schools in the UK and internationally, while others work in a range of other educational settings and for governments in curriculum design and related areas. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,680 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,680 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,790 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,470 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,470 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,570 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard and a developed interest in Religious Education (usually evidenced by teaching experience or by experience related to education).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100