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MA Education

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Why study education?

Develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary professional teaching practice for work in any role in any educational setting, and at any stage of your career.

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Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Whether you're a classroom teacher or work in a managerial or leadership role, and no matter how much experience you have, studying for our MA Education will further your understanding of global approaches to educational policy and social justice within different educational settings, as well as making a valuable contribution to your continuing professional development.

Course options

Course options

*The September part-time option is for those with previous credit (from PGCE or PGCert or PGDip). January part-time is for those who are coming in without previous credit (i.e wish to complete the whole Master's, part-time)

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Links with industry and professional recognition

With strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally. Our Education courses are practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.


If you're a teacher or lecturer at any level, or a leader or manager within the education system, our MA Education will enhance your impact and improve your career opportunities. As a recently qualified or early career teacher, it will broaden your knowledge while you develop your teaching practice, allowing you to put what you learn into immediate effect.

This course can also be the first step towards working in research or university lecturing. When you graduate, you might choose to progress to doctoral studies, such as our School of Education PhD. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.


"I’m only a few months into my MA but my future is already becoming clear."


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