University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland


Students learn advanced research and study skills while acquiring Master�s-level knowledge that is shaped by their personal interests and career aspirations. Here are 4 titles for the MA available, depending upon the modules chosen for study. The titles available are: Generic; advanced professional practice (secondary); advanced professional practice (primary); special educational needs, disability and inclusion.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent. The course also expects students to have experience of working at educational institutions, following their graduation. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable but not essential.

Course modules

Core module: Research methods in education; modules may include: development of learning (a case study); negotiated individual study in education; advanced pedagogical practice; leading organisational effectiveness in education and training; assessment theory into pedagogical practice; approaches to teaching and learning for learners with special or additional needs; barriers to learning; inclusive education.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written assignments, oral and written presentations and the Master�s dissertation of 20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 300 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sir Tom Cowie Campus Sunderland SR6 0DD North East

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