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About Education at University of Reading

Deepen your understanding of teaching and learning on this flexible and highly-regarded MA Education, developed and delivered by leaders in the field of education.

This flexible and highly regarded qualification is offered on a full time and part time basis and is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and to reflect your own interests. You can opt to study different modules related to different aspects of education to deepen your knowledge and equip you to develop you career in the way that works best for you.

All students will initially register for the generic master’s in Education and they must complete the core module EDM007: Investigating Education, before proceeding to the dissertation. The core module will be offered in the Spring Term (daytime) for full-time students and in the Summer Term (evening) for part-time students.

Students may also elect to undertake a pathway that gives them a specialism in the title of their master’s. They do this by taking modules to the value of at least 40 credits designated as relating to the specialism and undertaking a dissertation on an appropriate topic.

All students complete six modules. Full time students will complete three modules in each the autumn and spring term and will start their dissertation in the summer term, to be submitted in September.

Part time students will have to complete six modules within a period of 36 months and gain 60 credits from a 15,000 word research dissertation. Registration for the dissertation must take place within 15 months of completing the modules and the dissertation must be completed within a 12 month period once registered.

For international students there is an additional, compulsory module, EDM 159 which is the International Student Enrichment Programme. This has been rated highly by students and external examiners for providing excellent support in terms of developing academic writing and language skills, and academic writing and language support, whilst also providing a valuable cultural introduction to the UK.

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The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

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