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Full time September MA 1 year FT

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Course description

During this one-year, full-time course you will explore theory and research relating to learning, teaching and assessment and educational policy. The programme is suitable whether or not you have professional experience in teaching.


Teaching and learning takes place via lectures, weekly seminars, individual tutorials, discussion, active inquiry and investigations. Regular meetings with a personal tutor support and encourage your learning and understanding.


There are no formal written examinations and assessment is by coursework and a 10–12,000-word dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in a related field.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


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Xintong Yuan

Many people ask me why I chose the University of Sheffield: I think there are two reasons to support my decision. First of all, I am interested in the curriculum they arrange, focusing on globalization and education, qualitative methodologies in educational research, and so on. These modules inspired me to do an intensive study around different perspectives of education. I also have the chance to experience teaching in a British secondary school. Secondly, The University of Sheffield has a great reputation. My British friends and teachers described Sheffield’s academic atmosphere, which corresponded to my expectations of university life. I think the services and activities for international students provided by the University and Students’ Union were excellent. These activities helped me make new friends and fit into the University quickly.

In Britain, I am required to do independent study rather than relying solely on the teachers. Critical thinking is valued by Sheffield, much more than in Chinese education; in the module, ‘Critical Thinking in Education and Educational Research’, I have gradually fostered the skill of critical thinking through teachers’ guidance and group study.

What’s more, in Sheffield I’m surrounded by students from different countries and cultures. I realize that education takes place everywhere, not only in schools, but also in family and society. I learn a lot that I have never considered before. Studying in England has encouraged me to rethink my future career; before I came to England, I wanted to be a teacher in a school. Now, I am passionate to try different career routes relating to education.

Abdullah Majeed

The University of Sheffield is one of the top universities around the world. I enrolled in the MA Education because I was interested in researching the social studies curriculum that was taught to hearing impaired students in Kuwait's special schools. Joining the University of Sheffield was really the best choice I have made in the last ten years; I learned a lot from the School of Education’s distinguished professors and my colleagues. I developed my researching, writing, and presenting skills. I became more interested in the educational process, believing that I can make a difference in my society. At the same time, I became more critical in my judgement. After graduation, I went back to Kuwait and worked in the special educational schools department, where I became a senior teacher. Currently, I am aiming to complete a PhD in the same field.

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