£1,920 per 60 credits

Did You Know?

You can now get a student loan to pay the fees if you do the full master's degree.

A 25% discount will be available

• For those in partnership organisations (including college)

• For those who return to do a masters within 5 years of graduating from an education programme at the College.

Course Overview

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
  • Master of Education (Inclusive Practice)

The Masters of Education pathways are flexible, professional degrees for those working in or looking to pursue a career in education settings and who want to enhance their individual or organisational practice and/or progress to a leadership role. The courses aim to support your professional development and the modules can be tailored to reflect the needs of your working context.

The programmes are designed to accommodate a range of professionals in order to promote and enhance multidisciplinary understanding. Your tutors will work alongside you as colleagues and our expectation is that peer learning and support are a key feature.

You can undertake the MEd if you are in a support or administrative role in an educational organisation. If you have a PGCE or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at master's level you may be able to transfer this credit into the Masters course of your choosing.

You will plan your master's route on an individual basis and the modules chosen will inform the title of the award you will receive. The core modules, taken by all students, are:

• Research: Practice and Planning (in year two of the part-time route) which will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to carry out primary research

• Dissertation (in year three of the part-time route). The focus of your dissertation will be your individual choice and you will be supported by a supervisor.

There are 2 start dates: September and January to enable you to start when it best suits.

These courses are delivered flexibly to allow time for independent study and research, on Saturdays and online.

Course Structure

The generic core encompasses all the learning outcomes for the programme to ensure that you have coverage of the necessary skills and attributes. 40 further credits are dedicated to the core subject module for the named route and another 40 to optional modules with specific recommendations made for each title.


Modules Covered

Core Modules:
• Professional Development (20 Credits)
• Research: Practice and Planning (20 Credits)
• Dissertation (60 Credits).
Subject Core and Optional Modules:
• Developing Inclusion
• Leadership and Management
• Theory and Policy in Action
• Understanding Autism
• Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
• Designing and Developing Curriculum
• ESOL and Literacy Theories and Frameworks
• Numeracy Theories and Frameworks

Learning Methods

Interactive learning, together with individual tutorials, provide you with relevant and appropriate understanding to develop learning and consider the impact on professional and practical skills.

The learning and teaching process are participative and you are encouraged to discuss your professional practice, enabling the development of a deeper understanding of how theory applies to practice.

Teaching Methods

Courses are taught using a blended approach which integrates face-to-face and online learning both in real time, in the form of a virtual class and through the college online platforms.

Sessions for the core and 40 credit point optional modules are held on three Saturdays with an additional half day if presentation is part of the assessment. Some of the module content, seminars and tutorials will be delivered online in the form of a virtual class.


Assessment methods are varied, rigorous and appropriate to the element of the award being studied. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from formative assessments to develop your skills and confidence prior to submitting summative assessments.

Depending on the routes and modules you choose, assessment methods may include: the completion of a reflective professional development portfolio, a critical analysis of current initiatives and appropriate literature, research, a TED Talk and presentations to small groups of fellow students and written accounts relating to the appropriate modules

Work Placement/Fieldwork

There is no work placement associated with this programme but we expect you to draw upon your experience of professional practice.

What's Next?

These courses provide CPD opportunities for a range of professionals for whom a master's qualification may enhance opportunities for progression or a change in work roles or contexts. Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of being able to research, think critically and produce written work of a very high standard.

Further academic study is also possible if you wish to progress to a doctorate award.

Entry Requirements

You should normally hold a good honours degree or an equivalent vocational qualification and be working in an educational or education-related setting. If you have other qualifications and/or experience, you may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stages, from which you can then transfer to master's level if you are achieving at an appropriate standard.

If applicants have a masters level Diploma in Education and Training (100 or 120 credits) within the past 5 years you can be considered for a top-up route. You will complete a 20 credit Research: Practice and Planning module and a 60 credit dissertation to achieve a full master's qualification.

Applications should be made direct to the College using the HE online application form on the College website. Enrolment will also be online and we will update you nearer your start date.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088503 (HE).
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

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