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What will I learn?

The MA Education is designed for those interested in Education across a broad range of contexts to utilise cutting-edge research, theory and practice to build a fairer education system for a globalised world.

This programme will be of interest to those working in, or interested in pursuing a career in, education and education research.

The MA Education (non-pathway) route will draw upon the School of Education’s principle research areas: Education for Social Justice, International and Comparative Education, Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs, and Education Leadership enabling you more choice in designing your own programme according to your particular areas of interest. Our range of compulsory and optional modules will allow you to build a programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

If you are looking for greater disciplinary specialism, we also offer four specialist ‘pathways’, leading to an MA Education (named pathway):

  • MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives)
  • MA Education (Inclusion and Disability)
  • MA Education (Leadership)
  • MA Education (Social Justice)

Employability

This programme has been specially developed to appeal to graduates of social science disciplines and professionals seeking job opportunities in sectors requiring a broad range of education-focused knowledge and analytic skill. Graduates of the MA Education would have the flexibility to use modules to progress to postgraduate research programmes, or may wish to consider job opportunities in sectors requiring knowledge of domestic and international policy, education leadership and practice, inclusion and social justice, and school improvement.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£20,430.00 (US$ 23,324) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need an honours degree from a recognised institution in the USA with a GPA of at least: 2.8 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for entry to programmes with a 2:2 requirement; 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for entry to programmes with a 2:1 requirement.

For international students

A 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) Bachelor's degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology) is required. Applicants without a 2:1 or a degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree as above) are welcome to apply, but should have a degree and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience post degree, in an education-focused setting. Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band or equivalent qualification. TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 21 Listening, 22 Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 59 in all four skills; Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced - minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Birmingham

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