Stranmillis University College

Stranmillis University College

Education Studies

Education studies is concerned with understanding more about how we learn, from early childhood through the years of compulsory schooling and into adulthood. As well as this focus on the individual learner, the course offers a rigorous analysis of broader educational systems (for instance curricula, policies, schools) in their societal context, drawing upon the most recent research evidence. In education studies students are encouraged to consider fundamental questions about the nature and aims of education; to engage with the problematic nature of educational theory, policy and practice; and to develop and express their own reasoned viewpoint on a wide range of issues.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline, and preferably a professional teaching qualification. However,
applicants who do not meet the requirements above will be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for entry.

Course modules

Modules consist of 4 taught modules (each worth 30 M level points) and a dissertation (worth 60 M level points). Each student must undertake the module research methods in education; specialist modules include: Gifted and talented education; tackling underachievement in schools; critical perspectives on disadvantage.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 870 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 870 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 870 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 870 per Module (England) 1 years
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,350 per Module (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stranmillis University College Belfast BT9 5DY Northern Ireland

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