Durham University

Durham University


This course provides an opportunity to study broad educational and pedagogical issues, while an individually supervised dissertation gives you the opportunity to research a specific issue in depth. It provides students with a clear understanding of the nature and significance of educational issues, both generic and subject specific, and will examine the ways in which research in education might illuminate these issues.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the programmes must normally be graduates of this or another University or of the C.N.A.A., with an upper 2nd class honours or above (successful completion of a masters level PGCE will classify as 'above'), or have other specially approved qualifications which satisfy the Admissions Sub-Committee that they are suitably qualified to undertake the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods education (30 credits); critical perspectives in education (30 credits); dissertation (60 credits); optional modules: 21st century technology: implications for teaching and learning (30 credits); arts in education (30 credits); assessment (30 credits); curriculum analysis (30 credits); intercultural and international education (30 credits); management, leadership and change (30 credits); policy studies (30 credits); psychology of the learner (30 credits); special educational needs and inclusion: rhetoric or reality? (30 credits); teaching and learning in science (30 credits).

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed by 4 30-credit module assignments and a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
0191 334 8316