|Duration||1 year full time|
|Campus||St Luke's Campus|
- You will explore education as an international and increasingly globalised sphere of activity
- Our Education Studies module will provide you with a thorough grounding in education research, theory and practice
- You will examine some of the major trends and emerging ideas in the field of international education
- You will develop your own understanding and potential to work within international educational institutions and those focused upon internationalising their curriculum
- Our cultural programme gives you opportunities to network and learn new skills by attending workshops with performing arts companies as well as craft-focused arts workshops and even a pop-up choir!
6th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education and influencer of national education policy
Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*.
Top 125 in the world for Education
The Times Higher World University Rankings by Subject 2021.
Home to one of the largest Education libraries in the UK
For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as social sciences, humanities or education. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.
We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.
Some modules require Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
This programme aims to develop an awareness of broad educational issues. It’s well suited for applicants who would like to expand their existing knowledge in education or pursue a career in (international) schools or the third sector.
Your study on this programme will involve an examination of some of the major trends in the field of international education and emerging ideas. We offer:
- A foundation for education (through EFPM914: Educational Studies), which is well suited for students with and without previous experience of education
- A module specifically for education in an international and global context (EFPM912: Perspectives on International Education)
- A module that focuses on education from a policy perspective (EFPM910: Education Policy)
- An elective module covering a variety of areas (such as creative arts, SEN, etc.)
- A module focused on experiencing and reflecting on educational practices and a dissertation that will support you in designing and carrying out a small scale research project on an educational topic of your choice.
You must take 180 credits in total to qualify with an MA qualification. This will either consist of taught modules to the value of 120 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits, or a combination of modules, dissertation and accredited prior learning or experience.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
January 2022 entry
UK fees per year:
International fees per year:
UK fees per year:
£8,500 full-time; £4,250 part-time
International fees per year:
£20,500 full-time; £10,250 part-time
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students.
For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.
*Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.
The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions.
Students considering an academic career and progression to PhD are advised to undertake the MSc Educational Research.
The University has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students compete very successfully in the employment market. Our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in the UK and overseas with examples given below.
Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations listed below are independent and do not correspond.
- Subject Specialist Teacher (including music, arts, drama)
- Special Needs Teacher
- Head of Department
- Arts Manager
- Educational Therapist
- Education Officer
- Dyslexia Assessor
- Education Consultant
- Dean, Faculty of Arts
- Devon Education Authority
- Jersey States Education Department
- Plymouth City Council
- FEA Training and Development Centre
- Camden LEA
- Exeter College
- Hong Kong SAR Government
- Danish National School of Contemporary Dance
- Ministry of Education, Cyprus
- Saltash Community School
- University of Reading
Careers support including skills training, internships, jobs vacancies, employment fairs and other events is available through the Career Zone.