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Master of Education

The Masters degree in Education is a respected postgraduate qualification, enabling you to specialise academically in education, or further your career in education or another career of your choice.

This degree is a flexible course with a choice of modules that allows you to tailor the qualification according to your interests. You can choose to specialise in linguistics, inclusive practice, or leadership and management, all of which draw on the research strengths of the Faculty of Education and Language Studies.

Throughout this degree you’ll engage with debates and issues in the area of education relevant to your area of interest. Course work will encourage you to consolidate your understanding of educational issues with relevant professional and academic research. 

As part of the assessment process, you’ll conduct a literature review of a topic of your choice, which involves writing a final paper. You’ll also undertake a one-year research enquiry or professional project, which comprises the final module of your degree.

In order to study this degree – and all other postgraduate degrees - you must hold a bachelors degree or a qualification at equivalent level.

On completion, you’ll be awarded a Master of Education degree, and you’ll be invited to attend one of our graduation ceremonies.

Why study the Master of Education with The Open University?

The Open University is the world’s leading distance-learning institution. As with all Open University degrees, study takes place online which gives you the flexibility to earn while you learn. As well as outstanding flexibility, we offer you value, an excellent reputation and unrivalled quality.

The staff of the Faculty of Education and Languages are at the forefront of pedagogic research and development. They work with a wide range of collaborative partners worldwide. The faculty hosts a multidisciplinary research centre, which is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading education research units.

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Career prospects

The degree is particularly suitable for those working in formal education environments (such as schools and nurseries), and those supporting non-formal learning and educational leaders. As well as enabling you to specialise a career in education or academia, this Masters degree will be appealing to a range of employers due to the transferable skills you’ll acquire.

My first university was about the buildings and being there to discuss things with my cluster of friends, but with The Open University I had been discussing points with people in Cyprus, Germany and the Far East… I realised I was now part of a worldwide community and it kind of took my breath away.

Richard Butler, MA Educational Leadership and Management
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