What will I learn?

Why study this course?

This Education MA degree is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge and skills within the field of education. Our programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding, so that you can progress within or embark on a career within the sector.

Our diverse course covers a range of disciplines, drawing from areas such as curriculum theory, psychology of learning and human potential, sociology of gender, social class, race, philosophy and the history of education.

More about this course

This course aims to introduce you to key academic and professional debates within the field, helping you to develop a professional voice and standpoint. Upon successful completion of this course, we hope that you will feel enthused about returning to the field and feel intellectually empowered to initiate change.

A key theme embedded in this master’s degree is social justice. This course is aligned with our Education for Social Justice (ESJ) strategy to ensure equity in our curriculum practice.

Our modules have been developed to broaden the knowledge and meaning of the term ‘education’, as well as its purpose from being a ‘product’ to understanding how the curriculum is managed and led. You’ll also explore its influence on children’s learning, assessment and life chances. This degree has five core 20 credit modules:

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Curriculum Leadership
Critical Theory and Education
Research Methods in Education
Education Dissertation


All assessment is carried out through coursework. In most cases this takes the form of either one essay of between 5,000 and 6,000 words, or two essays of 3,000 words for each module.

In some modules, the coursework can include a presentation. The Research Methods in Education module requires the students to submit a research proposal of around 5,000 words.

To complete this master’s degree, you’ll be required to carry out a small-scale research project focusing on an area of interest and relevance to yourself. This research project will have to be written up in the form of an academic dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Professions

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Please contact the University for fee details.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2022, September 2022, January 2023, September 2023



166-220 Holloway Road,


N7 8DB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed US Bachelor degrees with Cumulative Grade Point Average minimum of 2.70/4.00 is required with at least 30 credits from one specific subject area, and a relevant well written statement in support of the application that demonstrates the applicant’s suitability, interest and motivation will be considered. Academic IELTS Overall score required: 6.0. Component scores required: Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

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


About London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University offers a range of flexible courses and helps students reach their full academic potential.

  • Two campus sites in the vibrant city of London
  • Diverse student body representing 142 nationalities
  • 96.7% of students in work or further study within six months
  • Helps students find work placements

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