About Program

This course offers a strong foundation for careers in a range of educational settings, both public and private, in the UK or abroad.

The MA in Education is designed for ‘Highly skilled Education Professionals’ such as teachers, lecturers, educational managers and leaders in a variety of educational contexts i.e., schools, colleges, universities, military and nursing. For those seeking new roles, promotions or are in the early stages of their career the MA Education offers relevant employability through an extensive knowledge base and strong transferable skills. Through the development of critical enquiry, reflection, and research-informed practice MA Education provides high-quality learning experiences that can lead to greater understanding expertise and knowledge within an educational context and add professional credibility to any resume. This course also offers the first step for those interested in extending their research focus and leads directly to a pathway for doctoral or PhD studies.

We work in partnership with our research centre engaging in current educational evidence-based projects. Our course design aligns with the early careers framework and we work closely with our community through the strategic leadership group (Academies, MAT, and school Hubs) to engage with the National Professional Qualifications through MA delivery and CPD.

This course is also ideal for those working in all aspects of education and across a range of contexts. It is also a direct route for those wishing to progress to doctoral research in education. The MA Education is therefore designed to provide an excellent opportunity to develop career and employability skills.

We provide high-quality learning experiences in a supportive and inclusive environment, allowing you to customise your learning experience through flexible and varied assessment approaches and module options.

Our MA Education programme includes the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding, applying what you learn to your current or future role, responsibilities or career aspirations.

Through the School of Education, we deliver in partnership with CAPITA the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications, and have aligned our MA modules to meet the needs of new careers teachers, established teachers, and mentors.

Education Level

Master Degree (S2)

Study Area

Accounting, Finance and Banking

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The University of Wolverhampton is a global university, providing students with first-class education for over 190 years.  From our central UK location, we provide opportunities to our students from home or abroad, in the UK and in countries around the world – helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the global economy.

Each year, we welcome many hundreds of international students from over 100 nations to the University, who join us to study at one of our UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.  Wherever you are studying with us, we put you – our students – first in our efforts to provide the best possible student experience, as well as improve your overall life chances and employability.

We have award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and world-leading research. With 300 undergraduate courses and over 200 postgraduate options mean you’ll find something to match your needs and ambitions.  

Based at campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford – the site of the new Marches Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care – the University of Wolverhampton has over 21,000 students and 2,200 staff.

It also maintains education centres in Stafford, Telford and Burton, and the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford, Additionally, the University of Wolverhampton Science Park is home to tenant businesses and supports the development of innovative companies.

One of the most recent additions to the University’s portfolio, Springfield Campus is a culmination of the most ambitious aspect of the University’s Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme. The site of the former Springfield brewery has been transformed into Europe’s largest specialist construction and built environment campus, bringing together businesses and the education sector to maximise impact on the economy.

The new home of the University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment and National Brownfield Institute, and with Thomas Telford University Technical College and Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills on-site, it’s central to our vision of enhancing the student experience and supporting business growth. 

Unique Selling Point

The University of Wolverhampton received a commendation – the highest possible accolade – in its most recent assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency: the independent body that evaluates standards and quality in UK higher education. In the last round of assessment for research excellence in the UK, (the Research Excellence Framework exercise), the University of Wolverhampton achieved its best-ever results. The research was celebrated for its ‘world-leading elements’ across all areas submitted to the REF 2014, with 85% of our research internationally recognised or higher. The next REF is taking place in 2021. The University was awarded four stars overall in 2019 in the QS Stars ™ scheme – with the highest five stars for teaching, employability, internationalisation, and inclusiveness. The QS Stars scheme is a global rating system that assesses the strengths of universities worldwide against several categories. The University embeds employability into all its programmes using its role in contributing to economic growth regionally and nationally to create opportunities and connections for its students. Almost 87% of the University’s UK graduates from the most recent cohort were employed, in education, or running their own business according to the latest Graduate Outcomes report (published July 2021). It also showed almost 68% of our UK graduates were in highly skilled professions. Overall, 71% of students reported they were satisfied according to the National Student Survey (2021). Satisfaction scores for teaching remain relatively high at 79%, while learning opportunities are also at 80%. This is a fantastic endorsement of all the work that our academic and support staff have done over the last 18 months to ensure our students’ academic journeys could continue. A number of subjects gained a 100% satisfaction rate: Animation, Building Surveying, Forensic Science, Graphic Design, History, and Physiotherapy.  Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) recognises the diverse contributions that universities across the country offer their local areas. The framework aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of public funding used for knowledge exchange while aiding continuous improvement in higher education providers. KEF identified the University of Wolverhampton as being in the top 10% nationally for public and community engagement, as well as in the top 10% for local growth and regeneration.


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