MA Education

The MA Education award at the University of South Wales offers students the maximum flexibility in terms of module choice.

Lecturers will work with you to put together a course specifically tailored to meet your individual professional needs. During your studies, if you decide to focus on one of the areas you have studied at module level, there is the possibility for you to transfer onto one of the specialist awards available.

The MA Education Programme consists of a number of specialist pathways and is for you if you are from any of a range of professional backgrounds including teachers, lecturers and managers in the further education sector, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, midwives and members of the armed forces and police service. If you are a non-graduate then you may qualify for the pathways with relevant experience.

On your chosen pathway within the programme, students at the University will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying your learning to your own practice.

The MA Education is well established and has been running since 1995 and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of participants and potential participants.

What you will study

On all pathways within the MA Education programme, you must take the core module Research Methodology. This module will equip you to carry out a small scale education enquiry ethically and effectively.

You are then free to choose three other modules from the wide selection available within the MA Education programme.

MA Education pathways include:

  • MA Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • MA Early Years
  • MA Leadership and Management (Education)
  • MA SEN
  • MA SEN (ASD)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (SEN Specific Learning Difficulties)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education...
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Sue Roberts – pathway leader
Shirley Egley
Colin Green
Susan Haywood
Ian Forth
Amanda Kelland
Sharon Drew
Kathy Evans
Carmel Conn

Entry Requirements

You should be a graduate or, if you are a non-graduate, you will need relevant experience

  • Full-time and part-time students choosing modules which have a placement component as
    part of the assessment process will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if an EU or international student)
  • Full-time students wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Internship Scheme will also need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if an EU or international student)
  • If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band).

Tuition Fees

UK and EU

The fee for this course for 2015 is £4750.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 2 - 5 Years Start Date: Sep 2016