University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Education (flexible)

This is a modular course of study designed to support professional development; while each module area has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members; the overall purpose of the course is to deepen and refine capacity for critical reflection on practice as well as on the mental models which inform work; systematic inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the course, and students are encouraged to identify issues that are significant to them and their organisation.

Entry requirements

Students would normally be expected to hold an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or its international equivalent; applicants with qualifications other than a 1st degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, are considered on an individual basis; if English is not the students� 1st language, students must achieve an overall score on the British Council IELTS test of at least 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each element, or a TOEFL iBT score of 87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).

Course modules

Practice based inquiry; the social contexts of education technology; the nature and practice of mentoring and coaching; leading learning;specific reading difficulties/ dyslexia;understanding curriculum, learning and assessment; learning through an additional language (EAL/CLIL); understanding individual and organisational development; issues in educational leadership; effective leadership and change in education;dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 5,920 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,360 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
On line/Distance Learning

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559