This course starts in September 2020

Education MA

Education MA

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2020
Apply by:
1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)

I’m really looking forward to using what I’ve learned at Sussex – about the importance of dialogic talk to children – with the teachers at my school in Zambia.”

Leffie Bampaninga Education MA graduate
Senior Education Standards Officer – Social Sciences, Southern Province, Zambia

We’ve designed this Masters to meet your needs if you’re working – or want to work – in teaching, management, education and development contexts.

This course:

  • is grounded in research
  • recognises and builds on your prior knowledge and experience in your own personal area of education
  • develops professionally relevant knowledge, skills and understanding
  • introduces new knowledge and research about educational issues
  • leads to further qualifications to enhance your career prospects.

Our MA is innovative, highly regarded and flexible. You’ll develop your research skills and expertise in planning, conducting and achieving impact for your research. You’ll join a thriving research and learning community through one of our three research centres. These include the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in the prospectus information here and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Why I chose the Education MA – Gabrielle Rowles, part-time Masters graduate and teacher

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of at least 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 62%-80% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of at least 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or 75%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 2.5-3.0/5.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with at least 70% or GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 6/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. 

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Higher level (7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

TOEFL (iBT)

95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.

Check your TOEFL (iBT) qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 5, including at least 4 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 80%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 80%

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

Work experience

If you wish to study the course part-time you must be working or volunteering for at least five hours a week in education or a related field. For the full time version of the course at least one year's prior experience in teaching or education is preferable but not essential. 

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

Application deadlines

1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)

Modules

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study the full-time or part-time variant of this course, depending on your circumstances.

Full-time study

If you wish to study the full-time version of this course, at least one year’s prior experience in teaching or education is preferable but not essential. 

You’ll study three core modules in the autumn term and choose two options in the spring term. This includes a research methods module preparing you for academic writing and your dissertation. Your dissertation topic will be an area of your choosing and can be either empirical research or a literature-based study. 

Modules for the full-time variant of the course are listed below.

Part-time study

If you wish to study this course part time, you must be working or volunteering for at least five hours a week in education or a related field. The part-time MA is designed to suit busy professionals, with taught sessions taking place on selected Wednesday twilights over two years. Learning is closely linked to your own professional practice and interests.

While the core modules are the same for full- and part-time study of this MA, options are not available part time. The course culminates in a dissertation on a topic of your choice, typically linked to your professional context. You may be able to import credit from prior academic or professional learning which will be discussed at interview. For details about the part-time course, contact us at eswadmissions@sussex.ac.uk

 

These modules are running in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to these modules due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    All year
    Autumn teaching

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

    While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

      Spring teaching

      Special interest groups for the part-time variant of the MA:
      Widening Participation (WP) and Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

      If you have a particular professional interest in WP or SEND, you can join a special interest group of fellow students and leading academics to focus your studies in this area. These interest groups are attractive if you’re working in any context, aiming to either:

      • widen participation and improve fair access to university, whether in higher education, the voluntary sector or working in schools and colleges

      or

      • improve the educational experiences children with special educational needs or disabilities, or develop your own inclusive pedagogy. This includes professionals working in any capacity in schools, colleges, universities or other institutions.

      What academic support did you receive on the MA in Education? – Gabrielle Rowles, part-time Masters graduate and teacher

      Please note

      If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t undertake your placement/internship in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid 

      Our experts

      The Education Department is actively engaged in research from multiple perspectives – Dr Julia Sutherland

      Fees and scholarships

      How much does it cost?

      Fees

      UK/EU students:
      £9,250 per year for full-time students
      Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
      £9,250 per year for full-time students
      International students:
      £18,500 per year for full-time students

      Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis. Find details on our tuition fees page

      If you are a self-funded international student starting a Masters course in September 2020, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits

      Living costs

      Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

      Find out about our terms and conditions

      How can I fund my course?

      Postgraduate Masters loans

      You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2020. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

      Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

      Scholarships

      Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

      How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

      Working while you study

      Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

      Careers

      This well-established course develops your skills in:

      • research and analysis
      • presentation and communication
      • critical reflection.

      This MA also deepens your knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice.

      Our graduates succeed in a wide range of educational careers, nationally and internationally. For existing professionals, this course provides excellent career development and enables progression to leadership.

       

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