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MA Education

Course Description

The part-time MA(Education) is an innovative programme that combines professional relevance with contemporary needs and interests of teachers and others working in education settings. The programme creates a supportive reflective space for professionals to evaluate how their study impacts on practice and student learning outcomes.

Visit the website: http://www.chi.ac.uk/ma-education-ma-ed

Course detail

The MA(Education) enables you to align your Masters study with existing school-based professional learning projects and/or school improvement plans.

Our MA(Ed) programme provides the opportunity to follow your own particular area of interest throughout every module, for example a specific focus on maths subject knowledge; SEND; or management. You will be encouraged and supported to ensure that the practitioner research you undertake during your study reflects your chosen focus, thus the programme is both specialised and personalised. Although this will not lead to a named specialist award, your modules will be shown on your academic transcript.


Current module include:

- Effective Pedagogy;
- Emotional Aspects of Learning;
- Leading Learning

You are also able to select modules from other Masters programmes within the Institute of Education at the University of Chichester, for example MA in Inclusive Special Education.


Two years (four semesters) at the rate of one module per semester, plus a further year (two semesters) for the dissertation (parts 1 and 2). We appreciate that circumstances can change and part-time students are helped by having flexible study arrangements. To that end, we permit you to intermit from the programme for a maximum of 2 years over the whole programme, provided that you return and complete the degree within 7 years.

A module is a unit of up to 24 hours taught/face-to-face delivery, typically over one semester with its own discrete assessment and carrying 30 M level credits. Each module is formed of small group seminars and one Saturday Workshop, held at Bognor Regis campus. Sessions will normally be delivered between 5.30 – 8.00 pm, but times may vary.


The MA(Education) programme draws on a range of assessment methods including video diaries; practitioner research projects; 6,000 word essays; and presentations.

To gain a MA(Education), you will need to complete four modules and the dissertation parts 1 & 2 (4 x 30) + 60 = 180 credits.

It is your right to exit the programme at any time. After successful completion of two modules you would be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice and after four modules you would be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice.

How to apply:


Funding for postgraduate students:

For information on funding and scholarships, please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/study-us/fees-finance/funding-and-money-advice-0/funding-postgraduate-students

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

Entry Requirements

Normally a good first degree or equivalent and employment in the education sector. Hence teachers and any other professionals working in education are welcome to apply. Exemption from a part of the programme is often possible on the basis of recent qualifications obtained elsewhere.Applications from non-standard entrants are also welcome.

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