University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


We teach you theory and research relating to learning, teaching and assessment, and educational policy. You may not have professional experience in teaching, but you can take a placement module in an educational setting as part of this course. Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field. English language requirementsOverall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: critical issues in education and educational research; the practice of research; dissertation. Optional modules: reflections on practice in learning and teaching, globalisation and education; globalising curriculum, assessment and pedagogy; developmental psychology; psychology and learning communities; qualitative methodologies in educational research; understanding communities; understanding social exclusion; early childhood 1: development, learning and curriculum; early childhood 2: contemporary issues in early childhood education.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 8115