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MA Education

  • APPLY BY : 14 Apr 2024
  • NEXT START DATE : 28 Apr 2024
  • TOTAL FEES : £6,960
  • PROGRAMME DURATION : 24 Months

Why QMU

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Flexible online master’s programmes

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Study from anywhere, anytime

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Pay per module

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Six starts per year

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100% of research in Nursing and Allied Health Professions rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'**

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Highest employment rate in Scotland (15 months after graduating, HESA 2021)

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About the programme

The MA Education programme at Queen Margaret University aims to engage educators from a wide range of backgrounds with education as social science for social transformation, exploring the role that education plays in the development of emancipatory educational policy and practice. This programme would benefit students with an enthusiasm for enhancing their knowledge and critical appreciation of the principles of contemporary education in the context of international practice and policy and social justice. 

On this programme, you will view your existing knowledge and practical experience using a social science lens to learn contemporary reflective and research skills that will enrich your careers in the education profession across a variety of settings. Combining staff expertise drawn from the education sector within Britain and Canada, the MA Education programme will offer you an opportunity to reflect on your own positionality when educating or being educated in various education systems. This, combined with the action-based and community-oriented approach to research taken by the programme staff, will allow you to interrogate the impact of educational research, alongside educational practice.

The freedom and flexibility to study from anywhere, anytime

The Master’s programmes are delivered entirely online and can be studied from anywhere in the world, with no need to ever attend campus. They have been carefully designed to fit around the busy schedules of working professionals, ensuring that work and family commitments need not be reasons to put your ambitions on hold. You can study whilst continuing in your current role and immediately apply what you learn to your professional context.

Our online degrees are affordable, and you can either pay for your full degree programme in advance or pay per module to spread the cost. If you’re based in the UK, government postgraduate loans are available to cover the full costs of the course. Tuition fee payment is required before the registration deadline, and you can't access the course materials until fees are paid. Tuition fees are paid online using a debit or credit card.

MA Education: £6,960

After successfully completing this programme, there are several career opportunities that you can pursue. Some of them are:
  • Senior Teacher
  • Youth Worker
  • Children's NGOs and Charities
  • School Founder
  • Principle Teacher/Head of Department
  • Deputy Headteacher
  • Headteachers
Before starting your course you will need the following
Admission requirements
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor Honours degree qualification. This includes 3rd class honours degrees.

We may also consider applicants who do not hold a recognised degree but who can demonstrate at least two years of relevant work experience - professional, managerial or supervisory role.
English language requirements

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Complete our quick and easy application form to start your online master’s within weeks.