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The MA in Education at Durham provides outstanding opportunities to study a wide range of educational issues. It will provide you with a clear understanding of the nature and significance of policy and practice in education, relevant to researchers as well as professionals in schools, colleges and universities. A key feature of the programme is the facility for you to draw on your own professional and personal as well as academic and theoretical interests, through being able to choose from a range of optional modules to study (see below). And you will also be able to explore your own interests in depth through the completion of a dissertation.

Course modules

Core Modules: Research Methods Education (30 credits), Critical Perspectives in Education (30 credits), Dissertation (60 credits). Optional Modules: You must select 60 credits from a list of optional modules which may include: 21st Century Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning (30 credits), Arts in Education (30 credits), Curriculum Analysis (30 credits), Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Productive Thought (30 credits), Improving Computer Education, Intercultural and International Education (30 credits), Intercultural Communication (30 credits), Policy Studies (30 credits), Psychology of the Learner (30 credits), Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Rhetoric or Reality? (30 credits).

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed by assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 3,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

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

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