Everything you need to know...
International/EU: £14,895 for the course
- Focus your studies on your interests including any age of education.
- Explore contemporary debates, comparative understandings of education and innovative practice across a range of educational sectors.
- Develop employability skills that link closely to your education specialism and career aims.
The MA Education is offered both full and part-time and is designed to extend your critical understanding of education in its broadest sense.
'My teachers helped me to pursue my interests, and my thinking was constantly challenged. I am now working as a graduate intern at Sheffield Hallam.'
Sehrish Tahir, MA Education, 2018 graduate
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
Our course philosophy is that a supportive and inclusive learning environment is the key driver of all good educational experience. The way the course is delivered includes a range of activities, to inform you of key theoretical components, but also to facilitate independent thought and the development of critical enquiry.
You learn through:
- in-class discussion and debate
- group tasks
- individual projects
- tasks utilising digital platforms
- case study analysis
Course leaders and tutors
The skills you gain on this course will be relevant to your personal development and career progression in a range of roles in education in both formal and non-formal settings. We offer many and varied placement opportunities for you as part of the course - examples of these include: teaching and student support in higher education; policy research in education, childhood and inclusion, teaching EAL and TESOL, support services for disabled students.
This course offers you flexible professional and personal development opportunities. It is ideal if you are a teacher, either experienced or recently qualified, or another educational practitioner working in an educational setting. It is also well suited to those in a role supporting some aspect of learning, or an education care role.
However, we also welcome students with an interest in education; there is not a requirement for professional experience. Many students progress to our masters course from undergraduate courses in a related discipline or have a specific interest in education that they would like to pursue.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
You normally need a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent. We take account of your degree classification and may ask to see an example of academic writing.
If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. We may undertake a face-to-face or telephone interview to ensure your spoken language skills meet the requirements for working with learners in an educational setting or context.
Accreditation of Prior Credit and Learning (APCL)
If you have existing masters level credit from previous postgraduate study, you may be eligible for exemption from some elements of the early stages of this course. In order to be considered for possible exemptions which, if approved, would also reduce your overall course fee, you would need to provide a full transcript of your postgraduate credits with your application form by the end of July.
If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Comparative Studies Of Professional Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 30||
|Module: Curriculum Design And Innovation||Credits: 30||
|Module: Evidence And Evaluation||Credits: 30||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 60||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £8,745 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 257.5KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.