Durham University

Durham University

Educational Assessment

The MSc in Educational Assessment has been developed to meet the need for specialists in educational assessment within schools and more widely within the education system. The programme combines the expertise of two leading institutions in assessment, the School of Education and CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring). You will learn to construct and use tests, classroom assessments, interviews, school inspections and more. The programme is 'hands on'; 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 will enable you to apply for the status of Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree at 2.1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience is also considered. English language requirements include an IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with no element under 6.0) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Standardised tests and exams; classroom assessment; judgement-based assessment; research methods in education; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by assignments, examination and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Education
Telephone number: 
0191 334 8374