Postgraduate MA


This master’s course will help you develop personally and professionally as an educator. You’ll be exposed to the latest educational theory and policy.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

This master’s programme will inform your educational practice.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Take a critical and reflective approach to diverse issues in education, such as culture, race, gender and class
  • Understand and challenge the importance of relevant theories, paradigms and concepts 
  • Develop and articulate your own views on education, informed by a critical evaluation of relevant theoretical and practical perspectives
  • Adopt an autonomous approach to your learning and continuing professional development
  • Apply theoretical debates to critically evaluate professional practices and vocational contexts
  • Explore and critique educational theory, research, policy and practice
  • Select and apply appropriate research techniques and methodologies to complete a major piece of independent research
  • Practise making sound judgments and communicating or presenting your conclusions competently

You’ll tailor the course to your career needs and interests by selecting from a range of option modules. This will enable you to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Inclusion practice
  • Leadership and management
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Creative learning
  • Coaching and mentoring

Our commitment to you 
We’re passionate about education. Our staff expertise enables us to provide you with the tools to enhance your working environment and teaching practice.

Teaching expertise
Our teaching team includes experts across a broad variety of topics. You’ll learn from staff with experience across many aspects of education, from educational philosophy to child development and language acquisition to special needs. The team also includes specialists in professional and cultural identity in education, leadership, and management in education.

Shared experiences
You’ll study alongside students from a range of different backgrounds and educational environments. This will give you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from each other's teaching methods.

Teaching and learning
The distance learning mode of this course is delivered during weekend and twilight sessions during the week. On-campus delivery is taught through weekday, twilight sessions and some weekend sessions. Regardless of delivery mode, your teaching will comprise small group tutorials, seminars and lectures. You’ll have opportunities to participate in peer-led discussions and presentations, and access to additional support on our Virtual Learning Environment. Your learning will be enhanced by visiting speakers who will share their experiences of working in the educational sector.

Study support
You’ll receive supportive feedback from your course team, who will provide guidance on academic writing and referencing. Whether you’re in employment, studying full or part-time or have caring responsibilities, this course has been designed flexibly to suit your needs. We have also taken care to avoid conflict with religious occasions during your timetable.

Why study Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Learn with experts – you’ll be guided by a professionally experienced teaching team
  2. Strong and meaningful partnerships - with schools and community organisations
  3. Distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society

MA Edcuation MA Education student Natalie talks about her experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett.