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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, mixed-mode

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Science Education at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • increase your understanding of the academic theory of science education
  • critically evaluate research and development in the field
  • apply scientific ideas to the practice of science education
  • give you insights into contemporary developments in science education.

This masters degree offers the opportunity to:

  • study a programme that constantly evolves to reflect changing ideas and practice
  • challenge your ideas about science education
  • develop your professional skills
  • engage with others involved in science education
  • explore controversial issues and new approaches to learning
  • compare different contexts in which science education takes place, including international contexts
  • develop relevant research knowledge and skills.
Who is this programme for?

Teachers of science in primary, secondary, further and higher education (including science teacher educators), science advisers, people involved in museum or field education, and others with a direct professional involvement or interest in science education.

Entry requirements

A good first degree and experience in teaching science or working in a sciencerelated field of education.

Core topics
  • Foundations of science education
  • Current developments in science education
  • Practical research in education.
How are you assessed?

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


Mixed mode, including face-to-face sessions and online learning.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • science teachers
  • university and college lecturers and researchers
  • museum educators.


Core modules
  • Current Developments in Science Education
  • Foundations of Science Education
Recommended modules
  • Current Developments in Science Education
  • Issues Of Concern In Education
  • Practical Research In Education (Business Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education)

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-time, Mixed-modeHow 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 and experience in teaching science or working in a sciencerelated field of education.

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