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MA Educational Practice and Research

Course Description


The MA Educational Practice and Research is suitable for school teachers, further education lecturers and other educational practitioners working in the UK at various stages of their careers, who wish to extend their continuing professional development activities through studying for a Master’s degree.


The award of MA Educational Practice and Research requires successful completion of 180 MA credits. The programme builds on participants’ existing interests and expertise and is taught during evenings and weekends. This flexible and personalised study pattern will complement professional work commitments. Participants are encouraged to carry out research to achieve greater understanding and innovation of course materials with the support of academic staff with expertise in conducting qualitative and quantitative studies. A dissertation component allows students to develop expertise in an area of their choice.


UEA’s range of teaching and assessment methods facilitate a supportive, learning community. This particular programme draws on a long-standing innovative research culture in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and on its excellence in professional education and training. The School is one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in education, offering a distinctive range of programmes at Postgraduate level with a diverse community of practitioners, scholars and academics who teach, research, and provide professional development.


UEA graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. A high proportion of our Masters graduates occupy senior posts in schools, universities and ministries all over the world. UEA also provides a professional Careers Centre and School Academic Careers Adviser.

Visit the MA Educational Practice and Research page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

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School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants who have a good 2.2 degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution and hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), with at least 3 years of relevant/recent work experience in an educational institution. UEA Admissions will take into account employment experience of applicants without QTS.

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