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Education MA
Education MA

Education MA

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • IELTS score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and at least 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening..

Course Information

The full-time MA Education is a highly flexible degree. Depending on the modules you choose, you will graduate with one of two MA degree titles:

  • MA Education (Generic)
  • MA Education (Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion)

This degree is ideal for teachers or other educational professionals who want to develop their careers with a highly specific postgraduate degree.

  • World-leading’ research in Education, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Opportunity to study a Special Education Needs and Disabilities route
  • Study full-time, part-time or distance learning modes
  • Tailor the degree content to your interests
  • Carry out research which is specific to your own workplace

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You will need to complete 180 credits to achieve the full MA award as follows:

Year 1

Semester 1 (core):

  • Critical Thinking (30 credits)
  • Research Methods (30 credits)

Semester 2:

  • Optional module (30 credits)
  • Optional module (30 credits)


  • Thesis (60 credits)

If you choose to leave the course before completing all 180 credits, then you may be awarded the following:

  • 60 option module credits – Postgraduate Certificate
  • 60 option module credits and completion of the Research Methods core module – Postgraduate Diploma

To gain an award in the Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion route, you need to study both of the SEND-focused optional modules on offer at the time of your study and have your thesis focus on an aspect of SEND-related theory, research and/or practice.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree is ideal for teachers and people working in educational management who want to quickly progress their careers. The ability to specialise the content of the course offers opportunities in particular fields of education, such as Special Educational Needs.

The knowledge and skills you develop will also transfer to many other sectors, particularly education policy and government.

The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Pedagogy has three research themes: Affective Issues in Learning and Teaching, Pedagogy and Critical Thinking in Specific Subject Areas, and Professional Education and Development. The Centre unifies the University’s research, influences policy, and organises conferences and professorial lectures.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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