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What will I learn?

The MA Education (Geography) increases student understanding of the literature and concepts of geography education, while advancing their professional skills and developing their suitability for successful subject leadership.

About this degree

The course engages students in deep critical thought about geography education with a view to improving the quality of the geography curriculum experience for young people and to enhance geography in schools as a resource with unique educational potential.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered via online learning, with optional face-to-face sessions or equivalent online sessions. It is assessed by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 19-20,000 word dissertation or a 10,000 word report.


Graduates of the MA Education (Geography) programme work as teachers, heads of humanities, heads of geography and senior managers in primary and secondary schools. Others have jobs as policy-makers and education consultants, university geography teacher educators and PhD students.


MA Education (Geography) students develop a wide range of skills including:

Critical thinking and analysis

Transferring principles from one context to another

Building logical and balanced arguments based on critical consideration of evidence

Offering creative solutions to complex problems

Research skills (including the framing of research questions and the collection of evidence)

Expressing ideas fluently in both writing and speaking.

Which department am I in?

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,600.00 (US$ 32,725) per year
Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023


London, Bloomsbury

Gower Street,


WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold Medical / Dental / Pharmacy degree; Doctorate/PhD (All degrees must be awarded by an institution accredited by a recognised regional accreditation body) will also be considered for graduate entry.

For international students

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. IELTS: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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