Durham University

Durham University

Educational Assessment (International)

The course has been developed to meet the need for specialists in educational assessment within schools and more widely within the education system. Students learn to construct and use tests, classroom assessments, interviews, school inspections and more. Candidates learn about the theory of assessment and the challenges associated with assessment, but there is also a strong focus on providing training into the conducting of assessment. Completion of the programme enables students to apply for the status of Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA). Each module has 30 hours of teaching, which will be a combination of lectures, seminars and practical tasks. Some fieldwork and analyses of authentic assessment material will be included.

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience may also be considered. applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with no element under 6.0) or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 6,600 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 14,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,600 per Whole course (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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School of Education
Telephone number: 
0191 334 8316