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 disseration period.
The course 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 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, part-time students will choose one per semester. You can view the 2016/17 generic timetable showing which modules are running and when, but please note this is subject to change.
Please note: Modules available in Summer School may only be offered on alternate years.
The MA Education 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:
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
You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. At least one year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (eg. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience.
Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis.
If your first language is not English, you must achieve either:
- an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element
- a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham
How to apply
Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies:
|Mode of study||Students||Start date||Application deadline|
Part-time at Summer School
|Home/EU and international
||1 August 2016
||1 July 2016
Full-time and part-time
|Home/EU and international
||26 September 2016
||1 September 2016 (full-time international students must apply by 11 August 2016)
||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 booking 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.