Institute of Education


MA Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

The MA Education provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career.

The MA Education provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Education

Why choose this course?

The MA Education provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career. Employers are looking for flexible thinkers with the ability to underpin change with theory, and previous participants on the course have told us that the MA Education has developed these skills. The course can be completed in one year studying full-time, or two years studying part-time. You can choose to start the course in either October or January. 

Our MA Education programme will:

  • build upon your existing skills, experience and/or qualifications using our APL processes;
  • allow you to customise your experience of the programme through flexible assessment approaches;
  • develop your skills, knowledge and understandings and apply what you learn to your current or future role, responsibilities or career aspirations;
  • provide a high quality learning experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.


What happens on the course?

You will engage with critical analysis and rigorously investigate issues relating to learners and the work of educational organisations. We always value applying education theory to professional practice to ensure that improvement is informed by critical reflection on a range and breadth of understandings.  In a fast moving world of policy changes and challenges to our principles and values, these skills are vital.

Most modules are delivered on campus and with some online sessions. Lectures are mostly in the evenings. One module is delivered totally online to offer greater flexibility. We welcome you if you are involved in any areas of education or you wish to progress straight from a first degree.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Postgraduate study has enjoyed massive growth in the past 10 years - postgraduate student numbers nationally have grown by 36 per cent, with nearly a quarter of students in UK universities studying at postgraduate level. Clearly professionals believe a post graduate qualification is valuable to their personal and professional lives.

The MA Education is a well recognized award providing an excellent opportunity to develop your career. Employers are looking for flexible thinkers with the ability to underpin change with theory and previous participants on the course have told us that the MA in Education has developed these skills.

They have also told us that the MA has been a vital part of their career development, allowing them to discuss key educational issues and take action with much more clarity and expertise.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has been very postively assessed by Ofsted for its teacher education.
  • We have a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments in areas such as: diversity and achievement, schools and social justice, emotional aspects of learning, internationalisation, learning and gaming, digital age learning, leadership and many more.
  • We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.
  • We focus on preparing students for a more enriched career, personally and professionally. Our modules are designed to be flexible enough to allow you to explore what you are interested in.
  • We aim to meet both individual and workplace needs, and our modules have been approved and supported by external validators who are themselves, education experts.
  • Our previous graduates have said that the course gave them confidence to apply for positions they would not normally have considered, and that their professional performance has improved as a consequence.
  • Some of our graduates have gone on to become advanced skills teachers, nursery managers, assistant head teachers, disability coordinators and national trainers for charitable organisations.

We have strong partnerships with regional and national education organisations.  

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £ per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13650 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2018 Entry

A degree and/or a teaching qualification are normally required for admission. Your professional experience may, however, count towards entry if you do not hold a degree – many successful participants (who are not graduates) have joined the programme and have found practitioner-expertise appropriate to the demands of the programme. This will be discussed at interview.

Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit:

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites or Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at


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