Course details

Whether you work in a school, hospital, for a local authority or in another field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy, and practice in education.

You will examine the influences that have shaped modern education, from the philosophy behind teaching methods to government policies that direct educational practice across a variety of settings, both inside and outside the classroom. We will give you a strong grounding in these areas, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of how people learn and of how to teach and assess effectively.

You will relate your learning to your own experiences and you will be able to tailor the course to your career needs and interests by selecting from a range of option modules. Offered as Pathway modules, you could choose to specialize in one of four areas: Inclusion & Special Education; Leadership & Management. You will also have the opportunity to study an option module from one of our other master's courses.

Course Benefits

At Leeds Beckett, we are passionate about education and the expertise of our course team reflects our commitment to providing you with the tools to make improvements in your work environment.

The expertise of our teaching team is broad and covers many aspects of education from educational philosophy to child development and language acquisition to special needs. Our team also includes experts in professional and cultural identity in education, leadership and management in education and many other areas.

You will be studying alongside students from a range of different backgrounds and educational environments giving you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from each other's teaching methods.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honors degree, a professional or vocational qualification in Education equivalent to level 6 study or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.


Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example, completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Job Prospects

Whether you are seeking to improve your working practices, advance your career or simply refine your understanding of education, we have designed this course to support your career development. You will also have the opportunity to engage in further in-depth research by progressing on to our Professional Doctorate in Education.

Careers Advice

Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice on writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Modules & Learning

Core modules


Option modules

  • Educational Provision & The Right to Education: Critical Perspectives on Theory, Policy & Practice
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Reflecting on Professional Practice
  • Social History of Education & its Practices
  • Leadership & Management (Pathway module)
  • Inclusion & Special Education: Critical Perspectives in International Contexts (Pathway module)
  • Independent Study A
  • Independent Study B
  • Learning From Professional Development 1
  • Learning From Professional Development 2

Fees & funding

UK & EU 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £5500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

International 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £11500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.


Education resources & teaching rooms

We offer a School Practice Collection, a dedicated Academic Librarian to help you navigate our education and teaching resources, and teaching rooms containing the equipment you may use in your own classroom.


Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Headingley Campus

Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city center.

Gym and Sports Facilities

Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Online, Campus based
Start Date
12 - 36 months
5,500 GBP
UK/EU students. International students: £11500 per year.
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