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Education, MA

Course Description

This programme extends the knowledge, understanding and skills of professionals in education who have a commitment to their continuing professional development and improved practice. It also meets the needs of participants who wish to further their study of education as an academic discipline, and is seen as a progression route to the Doctorate in Education within the School of Education.

Participants build their programme by combining core courses, option courses and an educational research project. In this way, it is possible to achieve an endorsed MA which focuses on a specialist area of particular professional and/or academic relevance to an individual or institution. The programme currently offers the following endorsements: Leadership and Management, eLearning, Higher Education, Literacy, International, Special Educational Needs, Youth and Community, Early years and Childhood.

The programme aims to:

- Provide current and aspiring education practitioners and institutions with a flexible Master's programme which extends knowledge and practice through study and research

- Support continuing professional development, facilitating the progression of practitioners and institutions and contributing to personal and institutional effectiveness

- Provide those with a background and/or strong interest in education with a rigorous and engaging introduction to studying education as an academic subject at postgraduate level.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/eduge/ed

Education - General

Our programmes in education benefit post graduate professionals and researchers from a wide range of backgrounds. Focus on independent research. Or combine taught coursework with a supervised thesis. You can tailor your programme to suit your own interests and ambitions.

What you'll study

- Enquiry Skills and Research (30 credits)

- Enquiry Project (60 credits)

- 30-credit options from a range including: Organisational Leadership and Management; Personal Leadership; Literacy (Exploring Texts for Learning); Literacy and Learning (Enriching Practice); The Child's Lived Experience (Developing Confident Learners); Leadership and Management in Early Years; Key Themes and Debates in Childhood; Critical Approaches to Research in Childhood; Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work; The Professional Practice of Youth and Community Work; Policy and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning; 21st Century Technologies and Education; Critical Issues in SEN and Disability (Pedagogy and Practice); Critical Issues in SEN and Disability (Discourse and Policy); Comparative Education; Negotiated Independent Study (90 credits)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.


Reports, portfolios, essays, work based learning, presentations, online tasks and a final dissertation.

Career options

Graduates from this programme may go on to develop careers in a wide range of roles and institutions, from middle and senior management opportunities in education and healthcare organisations to doctoral study and research.

Find out about the teaching and learning outcomes here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/644412/MA-in-Education.pdf

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

Visit the Education, MA page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

Student Profiles

Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above OR an undergraduate degree at 2.2 and a professional qualification in, for example, education, health orthe emergency services.

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