The MA in Education is designed for ‘Highly skilled Education Professionals’ such as teachers, lecturers, educational managers and leaders in a variety of educational contexts i.e., schools, colleges, universities, military and nursing. For those seeking new roles, promotion or are in the early stages of their career the MA Education offers relevant employability through an extensive knowledge base and strong transferable skills. Through the development of critical enquiry, reflection, and research informed practice the MA Education provides high-quality learning experiences that can lead to a greater understanding expertise and knowledge within an educational context and add professional credibility to any resume. This course also offers the first step for those interested in extending their research focus and leads directly to a pathway for doctoral or PhD studies.
We work in partnership with our research centre engaging in current educational evidence-based projects. Our course design aligns to the early careers framework and we work closely with our community through the strategic leadership group (Academies, MAT, and school Hubs) to engage with the National Professional Qualifications through MA delivery and CPD.
This course is also ideal for those working in all aspects of education and across a range of contexts. It is also a direct route for those wishing to progress to doctoral research in education. The MA Education is therefore designed to provide an excellent opportunity to develop career and employability skills.
We provide high-quality learning experiences in a supportive and inclusive environment, allowing you to customise your learning experience through flexible and varied assessment approaches and module options. Our MA Education programme includes the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding, applying what you learn to your current or future role, responsibilities or career aspirations.
Through the School of Education, we deliver in partnership with CAPITA the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications, and have aligned our MA modules to meet the needs of new careers teachers, established teachers, and mentors.
Looking for standalone modules for continuous professional development
Have Level 7 credits already
For those students with previous study at Level 7, such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), there is the opportunity to build on your previous experience and qualifications. You may be eligible for applying previous study towards your MA award, for example Level 7 credits from Teacher Training or CPD may contribute up to 60 credits towards your MA (please note there are financial implications for use of previous credits).
For our international overseas students
We welcome international students and currently support over 20 students from a range of places such as Nigeria, Sri Lanka, India and China . We offer an extended induction programme, opportunity to engage with UK educational processes, and enable critical thinking through supportive writing workshops. As a university of opportunity we reflect the diversity and cultural backgrounds of our students and the MA Education benefits from having a design that includes flexible assessment and a globally diverse curriculum.
Whether English is your main language or one of several, we offer academic English workshops and other activities, as well as ‘Improving your Academic English’ workshops hosted through our online platform. You can also book online 121English consultation with an academic English tutor, or join events on the university platform Global Lounge, and meet and chat with students from around the world. You can find out more information about studying at the University of Wolverhampton here (add link please https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/)