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MA, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
5 years

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About Education, Part-time at Nottingham Trent University

Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This part-time, 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 anyone working in the education sector, including 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?

  • Flexible teaching and learning methods allow you to study in the evening and at home.
  • Learn from experienced tutors who are leading researchers and practitioners in the education field.
  • Develop understanding of your field through independent research.
  • Strong student support to help you achieve your goals.

View our course information leaflet here.

How you're taught

We offer a number of flexible ways to study, with modules being taught by one of the following methods:

  • Part-time attendance at NTU
  • Blended learning
  • Our virtual online learning environment (NOW)

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

Workplace experience

You are expected to be in employed in an educational setting or have arranged access to a suitable educational environment. Therefore placements are not required.

You will undertake research and reflection within this educational environment to support module sessions and assignments.

Study modes

Part-time attendance, at our Clifton campus, is usually one evening a week. You will also be expected to study independently between these sessions.

A full-time study mode is also available. See the MA Education, Full-time course pages for more details.


Modules are assessed, there are no formal examinations. Students will also work on a number of different small scale research projects based in their work setting, literature review 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 a PhD.

The MA Education programme is not a teacher training course and will not give you 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:

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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