Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Education (Educational Studies)

This course offers learners an opportunity to further their knowledge of a variety of topics in which they have a special interest and to broaden their expertise by selecting topics which they may not have previously studied in depth. It provides an opportunity for reflection on both the practical and theoretical aspects of education and is open to teachers in primary-, secondary and tertiary level institutions as well as to professionals in other fields of education. On completion of the modules in this programme students will be able to: Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge and understanding of educational research, policy, practice and theory covered by the modules of their choice; analyse and critically apply examples of the research literature in the chosen modules (and, where appropriate, skills); reflect critically on their own personal practice.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context. Applicants who do not meet the above academic criteria, but have an academic qualification which the School deems acceptable and relevant to the course of study applied to, will be considered on an individual basis. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate extensive (at least 5 years) professional experience in an education, training or other relevant context. This professional experience must have been acquired within the ten years preceding the date of application. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Assessment issues in teaching and learning; behaviour analysis and effective teaching; curriculum theory, practice and evaluation; learning theory and practice; reflective practice action research; research methods in education; theory and practice of teaching thinking; trauma in the lives of children.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include the completion of coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MEd Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MEd Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MEd Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Education
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5923