There is a huge discrepancy in educational standards both nationally and internationally, yet the commitment to provide the best opportunities remains strong. We need quality teachers and curriculum leaders, committed to providing the best opportunities for all.

By giving you insights into the learning process and the policies and practices involved in education, our online Education MSc opens up a raft of positions from primary and secondary schooling to adult education and educational leadership. Consequently, this online Education programme is perfect for budding teachers, pre-PhD or -EdD students and education professionals keen to further their careers around their existing commitments.

As a highly ranked Russell Group university acclaimed for teaching, learning is part of our DNA. Studying at our School of Education, you’ll learn from lecturers at the forefront of educational research, such as Dr Jennifer Farrar, whose current work on critical literacy in the classroom is prompting policy change.


This education postgraduate programme offers a choice of optional pathways, letting you tailor your studies to your unique experiences and career goals. Choose from psychological and international perspectives in adult education; assessment and pedagogy; or inclusive education – it’s up to you. These options are designed to provide the skills needed to undertake a choice of careers in this field, including education counsellor, instructional coordinator and school principal.

As well as being able to tailor your learning to fit your lifestyle, distance learning also means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career to pursue a new one.  


  • Understand key theories, concepts and debates in education
  • Evaluate current practices, policies, theories and research across a range of contexts
  • Explore current education trends and issues
  • Reflect upon the application of education policy, theory and research
  • Conduct a substantial piece of applied research


  • Duration: 2.5 years – 6 years part-time. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative
  • Start dates: January, April and September
  • Fees: £1,667 per 20 credits totalling £15,000 (full MSc)*
  • Entry requirements: 2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised institution
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

* Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.