- Start date:
- Entry requirements:
A 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject with relevant work experience.
- Language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall
- Online learning fees:
UK and International: £15,000
Cost per module: £2,500
For students (UK, EU and Channel Islands) starting in January 2019, we are offering a £5,000 Global Excellence Scholarship.
Online MA Education Programme
About the University of Exeter's Online MA Education Programme
The online MA Education (Master of Arts in Education) is an innovative programme designed to equip you with the skills to succeed in a wide variety of educational contexts. It offers a rich curriculum examining theory, research, policy and practice in the field of education globally, and provides a unique student experience.
As an MA student, you will gain an insight into teaching methodologies and ways of shaping the future of education. At the heart of the programme is an understanding of learning as a complex and dynamic process. This understanding is reflected in the use of teaching, learning and assessment strategies designed to support collaborative and dialogic learning.
A diverse learning community
The programme is ideally suited to students from a diverse range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including: teachers; educators; lecturers; administrators; education advisors; education officers; education specialists working in NGOs; trainers; youth workers; mentors; and those involved or interested in leadership and management in education.
The MA Education is also appropriate for students with limited prior experience but with a keen interest in education and educational issues, and who are seeking employment/promotion in a wide range of educational settings. This programme can significantly enhance your career and promotion prospects by helping you to become a more effective and innovative educator.
Please note, this programme does not qualify you to be a teacher in England as it does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Why Exeter’s MA Education?
University of Exeter Online prides itself with providing world-class faculty staff and curriculum. Upon completion of our MA Education programme, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed and seek employment, progression or leadership roles within a variety of occupations with an educational remit.
- A Russell Group University
- Ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings)
- 6th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education (REF 2014)
- Ranked 3rd amongst university providers of initial teacher training in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017
- More than 165 years’ of experience in Education and teacher training
MA Education Programme Structure
You will complete four core modules, each worth 30 credits, and can select two optional modules (30 credits each) to gain the 180 credits needed to complete your degree. You can also choose to follow a named programme, providing you complete the required number of credits in one of the following pathways:
- Educational leadership
- Language and literacy
- Special Educational Needs
The MA Education is delivered 100 per cent online in a virtual learning environment and you can download free course materials at any time. Each module is delivered in a variety of interactive ways including lectures, discussions and written assignments, as well as individual and group projects.
Careers and Outcomes
The online MA Education programme can help you to find a position in traditional and non-traditional educational settings, including:
- Education Departments
- Youth work
- Curriculum development
- Training and development
- Education Policy development
As an online student, you will have full access to the Careers and Employability team who can offer support in terms of skills training, internship opportunities, job vacancies, employment fairs and other events.