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MSc Educational Assessment

University of Oxford Department of Education

Part time October MSc 2 years

About the course

This new two-year part-time MSc programme has been introduced at a time when high quality educational assessment is recognised as a core element of a strong education system.

The aim of the course is to provide researchers and professionals with the skills to develop and improve educational assessments in their own settings. Students will gain technical and statistical knowledge in assessment and engage with the design and evaluation of educational assessments, as well as come away with a sound understanding of the field, including high stakes assessment systems.

The course combines teaching sessions within the Department and online support through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas). In the second year of the course students will receive supervision of

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Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or equivalent international qualifications, such as a GPA of at least 3.6/4.0) in a relevant subject.
Positive professional and academic references, supporting the applicant’s intellectual ability, academic achievement, and motivation.
Work and professional experience in a relevant area.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


For information about both tuition and college fees, please visit the University website

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