Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • enable you to analyse and reflect on your professional experience
  • examine new developments in policy and practice
  • give you the skills to become a successful leader
  • help you to create and sustain change.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • comprehend, analyse, debate and evaluate viewpoints
  • improve your research literacy and research skills
  • develop your expertise in curriculum development, teaching and learning and assessment practices.
Who is this programme for?

Professionals in education – for example, teachers, lecturers, inspectors or those working for government agencies.

Entry requirements

A good first degree, plus an approved teaching qualification or appropriate professional experience.

Core topics
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Education research
  • Assessment issues and practice
  • Assessment for learning.
Related topics
  • Effective learning
  • Teaching and learning in classrooms.
How are you assessed?

By 5,000-word coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Face-to-face evening and occasional Saturday sessions. Some modules are also available online.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • heads of department, deputy heads and headteachers in UK schools
  • curriculum developers in government education departments
  • university lecturers and researchers.


Core modules
  • Curriculum Design and Development
Recommended modules
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Assessment: Issues and Practice
  • Educational Testing
  • Guiding Effective Learning And Teaching
  • Teaching And Learning In Classrooms And Schools

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree, plus an approved teaching qualification or appropriate professional experience.

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