Top 10 Education Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in Education can lead to all sorts of careers in curriculum design, education research, and policy making.

Some courses are designed for those already working in Education as teachers, whilst others are aimed at those looking to move into research

If you are planning on studying Education at postgraduate level, our rundown of ten of the best Masters Degrees in Education is here to help*.

MA in Education – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time, and up to 5 years on a flexible basis. 
Cost: £7,925 total tuition fees for those on a flexible or full-time basis, and £3,930 per year for part-time UK and EU students / £17,190 total fees for those on a flexible or full-time basis and £8,470 per year for part-time international students.
What You Will Study: Aimed at those already working in Education, UCL’s MA in Education will cover topics such as Pedagogy, Assessment, Curriculum, and the Importance of Education Research.

MSc in Education – University of Oxford

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: £11,736 for UK and EU students / £19,791 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Oxford choose to specialise in Child Development and Education, Comparative and International Education, Higher Education, Learning and Technology, or Research Design and Methodology. 

MA in Education – University of Nottingham

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Cost: £6,930 total cost for UK and EU students / £15,885 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: To be accepted onto the MA in Education at the University of Nottingham students must have had at least one year’s work experience as the course is about reflecting on your own practice in Education. 

Research Masters in Child Development and Education – University of Amsterdam

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: €2,006 per year for EU students / €10,450 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Amsterdam will learn how to become researchers in the areas of Parenting, Child Development, and Education by designing and conducting their own research. The course is conducted in English. 

MA in Education – University of Birmingham

Duration: 1 year full time and 3 years part time
Cost: £7,020 for full-time and £2,340 per year for part-time UK and EU students / £15,660 for full-time and £5,220 per year for part-time international students.
What You Will Study: The MA in Education at the University of Birmingham aims to develop students’ skills in analysing and critiquing Educational Policy. Modules include topics such as Education, Policy and Society.

MA in Education – King's College London

Duration: 1 year full time and 2 years part time. 
Cost: £7,200 for full-time and £3,600 per year for part-time for UK and EU students / £14,910 for full-time and £7,455 per year for part-time international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at King’s College London can specialise in a number of areas including Professional Studies, Management, Policy and Society, and Computing in Education. 

MSc in Educational Science and Technology – University of Twente

Duration: 1 year full-time. 
Cost: €2,006 for EU students / €11,250 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Twente in The Netherlands is for students who want to research and develop learning tools and techniques for schools and organisations but who do not intend to become teachers. It is taught in English. 

MSc in Education – University of Bristol

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 3 years part time. 
Cost: £6,400 for full-time and £3,200 per year for part-time for UK and EU students / £15,700 for full-time international students. Part-time study is only available for UK and EU students. 
What You Will Study: Some of the areas of specialisation on the MSc in Education at the University of Bristol include; Policy and International Development, Teaching and Learning, and Leadership and Policy.

Masters of Educational Studies – KU Leuven

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: €890 total cost for all students including international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at KU Leuven in Belgium will gain the skills to undertake research, design curriculum and create policy. The course is taught in English. 

MA in Education – Oxford Brookes University

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 3 years part time. 
Cost: £5,560 for full-time and £610 per module for part-time UK and EU students / £13,460 for full-time and £1,470 per module for part-time international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules on the MA in Education at Oxford Brookes include Researching Education, Childhood and Language, and Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education. Students must complete at least 9 modules.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

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4 comments

Paul Konga Sept. 6, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Please I am very interested in enrolling at any of UK's universities offering master's in education management courses

wycliffe mbogani Sept. 7, 2017, 2:24 p.m.

I wish to pursue master's degree in British Education curriculum development.
Am a Kenyan teacher (B.ed). I have 17 years teaching experience .My school follows the BNC curriculum.

Charlotte King Sept. 7, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Hi Paul

Here is a list of all the Masters in Education Management courses currently available in the UK:

https://www.postgrad.com/search/postgraduate-programs/uk/any-attendance/masters/?q=education+management

Good luck with your application.

Charlotte

Charlotte King Sept. 7, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Hi Wycliffe,

Here is a list of all of the Masters in Education currently available to study in the UK:

https://www.postgrad.com/courses/education/uk/any-attendance/masters/

This article is also contains some interesting information:

https://www.postgrad.com/subjects/teaching_education/masters-in-education/

Kind Regards,

Charlotte

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