The taught element of this course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. There is then an eight-month dissertation period.
It is available to individuals and also cohorts from single schools or consortiums.
The course comprises modules totalling 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points.
There are currently two core modules and an extensive selection of elective modules which can be taken from a range of MA programmes in the School of Education. All modules are 30-credits, unless otherwise stated.
Full-time students will be required to choose two modules per semester, while part-time students will choose one per semester. You can view an example timetable but please note this is subject to change.
Please note: Modules available in Summer School may only be offered on alternate years.
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words (or equivalent). To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment.
The dissertation is an original piece of work completed under individual supervision and should be 12,000-15,000 words related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.
The Education MA offers a flexible approach to planning your study so there are different modes of study available to you. Modules are taught in a variety of ways to ensure access to the curriculum. These may include the following:
View more information about our MA Eduation for individuals.
The School of Education welcomes approaches from educational organisations looking for a bespoke programme for their own staff, perhaps in collaboration with other local organisations (eg. partner schools, feeder schools, special schools, PRU, FE colleges, integrated services) to create or develop a local network of educators learning together.
Staff from the School of Education will deliver the modules on your own premises or in a local community setting, usually for a group of 12 or more, and sessions will be scheduled by negotiation with group members. These may take place in any of the following formats or a combination of all three:
- During twilight sessions after school
- On inset days
- Weekend or holiday day
View more information about our MA Eduation for cohorts.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies:
|Mode of study||Students||Start date||Application deadline|
||25 January 2017
||6 January 2017
If you are a University of Nottingham PGCE graduate and started your course between September 2010 and September 2013, you will have received an automatic offer for the MA Education course and so will not need to submit a new application to us. You will need to contact our Admissions Office to accept your offer and to confirm the date you wish to start your MA. Whilst on the PGCE the automatic offer you were given was valid for five years, and so if you are out of this time frame, you will need to follow through with the online application process.
If you have previously studied the PGCEi course with The University of Nottingham, then you will not have received an automatic offer and so will need to submit a new application to us for consideration.
As a University of Nottingham graduate, you will not have to pay for your application.
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information.