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MA, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 year

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About Education, full-time at Nottingham Trent University

Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This full-time, one year, research-based degree will further your professional development and enhance your career prospects.

This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Although it is not a teaching degree and does not provide QTS, it is ideal for those who have completed an accredited teacher-training programme or degree and wish to study the field of education further.

Why choose this course?

  • Develop your professional practice
  • Learn from experienced tutors who are leading researchers and practitioners in the education field
  • Develop understanding of your field through independent research
  • Expand your knowledge and skills to enhance your educational practice.

View our course information leaflet here.

How you're taught

While completing your master's you will study in a number of ways including:

  • blended learning
  • our virtual online learning environment (NOW)
  • teaching at your own institution (by prior arrangement)
  • learning through practical experience in an educational setting
  • study sets.

The programme content reflects the changing education environment and is subject to regular review and development.

Workplace experience

You are expected to have been employed or volunteered in an educational setting prior to beginning the course. Whilst on the course we will arrange for you to be attached to a UK educational environment. You will undertake research and reflection within this educational environment to support module sessions and assignments.

Study modes

Taught sessions and tutorials are at our Clifton campus. The course can on occasion be undertaken in your own institution by prior arrangement.

A part-time study mode is also available.


Modules are assessed, there are no formal examinations. In addition, students will work on a number of different small scale research projects based in their work or educational attachment setting, literature reviews, small scale research projects and a research based dissertation.

Careers and employability

The MA Education degree is increasingly seen as both academic enhancement and a means to facilitate career progress. Many graduates have gone on to successful careers within the education sector, pursuing senior roles, while others have continued studying to complete a Professional Doctorate, an MPhil or PhD.

The MA Education programme is a professional development programme and does not confer Qualified Teacher Status.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • Enhance your communication skills
  • Enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • Boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

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Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

You will need:

Other requirements:

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study.   We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

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