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Institute of Education


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

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
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • 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 £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2020 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 Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the website.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


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 by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

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.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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