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Course content

Whether you work in a school, local authority, hospital or any other field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy and practice in education.

You will examine the influences that have shaped modern education from the philosophy behind teaching methods, to the government policies that direct educational practice across the spectrum, both inside and outside the school environment. We will give you a strong grounding in these areas, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of how people learn, how to teach them and how to effectively assess them.

You will relate your learning to your own experiences, and through a choice of modules, you'll be able to tailor the course to your own needs and interests. You can choose to specialise in one of four themes: inclusion, leadership and management, education for social change and policy, practice and education.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/education_ma

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


We have designed this course to support your career development whether you are seeking to improve your working practices, advance your career or simply develop your understanding of education. You will also have the opportunity to engage in further in-depth research by progressing on to our Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD).

Careers advice:
The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

At Leeds Beckett we are passionate about education and the expertise of our course team reflects our commitment to providing you with the tools to make improvements in your work environment.

The expertise of our teaching team is broad and covers many aspects of education from educational philosophy to child development and language acquisition to special needs. Our team also includes experts in professional and cultural identity in education, leadership and management in education and many other areas.

You will be studying alongside students from a range of different backgrounds and educational environments giving you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from each other's teaching methods.

Dr David Matheson

Senior Lecturer

"Without education, there would be no other professions. Educators need to be questioning and curious in order to encourage the same traits in their learners. We have a passion to help our students develop these skills, creating better teachers and better standard of education for future generations"

From his career as a maths and physics teacher, teaching comparative education and French language in his spare time, David moved into education studies. In 1999 he edited An Introduction to the Study of Education, which is now in its fourth edition. His interests are as wide reaching as his career and he has published work on everything from community development, language and culture in the classroom to the preparedness for practice of new medical graduates.


- Education resources & teaching rooms
We offer a School Practice Collection, a dedicated Academic Librarian to help you navigate our education and teaching resources, and teaching rooms containing the equipment you may use in your own classroom.

- Library
Our Library is open 24/7, every day of the year. However you like to work, we have got you covered with group and silent study areas, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Headingley Campus
Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Education (MA) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!





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