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Educational Studies - MA (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

This full-time course is perfect for you if you are seeking to understand education within its broader contexts, and is equally suitable for home and overseas students. With a choice of core modules to suit your past experience it is ideal preparation for entering work in the education sphere as it pairs foundation theories with a more in-depth study of education arguments and disputes. We encourage you to link theoretical and practical understanding of issues in education, while developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the questions involved in conceptualising and designing educational research.

You will receive a grounding in research methods and a core module based on your prior knowledge of the UK education system. You will also select two optional modules from our portfolio to suit your own interests. You’ll then complete a dissertation under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

This course will help you to understand better the theories, practicalities and significance of educational issues, whilst also enabling you to develop an appreciation for the role that research plays in illuminating these. We aim to help you to identify and meet your professional and personal development needs through a flexible bank of modules and informed advice in choosing your dissertation topic. You will have the opportunity to debate with your peers on a host of important education issues.

Core Modules:
• Foundation Research Methods in Education OR
• Foundation Research Methods in Education (Online)
• Education Policy and Society OR
• Teaching, Learning and Assessment
• Dissertation

Optional Modules:
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the programme. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

You will complete a core module in Foundation Research Methods (30 CATS) that will provide research training for the course, plus either the Teaching, Learning and Assessment module, or the Education, Policy and Society module, depending on whether you have prior knowledge of the UK education system. You may then select two optional modules from the modules offered across the taught MA programmes within the Centre for Education Studies to suit your needs and interests. You will then complete a 20,000 word dissertation under the supervision of a member of our well-published academic staff.

Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.

Graduate Destinations:

Past students have developed as education professionals and pursued work in various educational establishments and community ventures, both in the UK and abroad.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Education Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £17,750* per year

*Standard university fees will be charged for Home students in 2018/19 and Overseas students are entitled to £1,550 bursary support in 2018/19 on the full Masters fee, pro-rated per 30 CATs. The overseas bursary support has been included in the fees shown.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.