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MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment

Course Description


Achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of current issues and debates about pedagogy and learning developed around specific subjects, key educational trends and policies in the UK and globally, and educational research. There is also a strong international dimension to this course.


The MA Education is intended to be a capacity-building programme to develop knowledge and understanding of international literature and research for teacher development, teacher education, curriculum development, educational reform, issues of educational policy and implementation. The course structure features compulsory modules as well as a dissertation component, with the opportunity to pursue optional tailored modules. Teachers will develop analytical and critically reflective skills, use a range of research methodologies and techniques, plus explore alternative methods in aspects of teacher training and educational systems.


The 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 Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment 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 with a minimum 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a Social Science subject. Relevant teaching experience is desirable. UEA Admissions will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.

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