Master of Education in UK

Master of Education in UK

Master of Education in UK
Shanti RanaThu Jan 27 2022

Master of Education is a 1-2 year course which requires annual tuition fees of GBP 15,000- GBP 25,000 for international students. This degree is aimed to produce clairvoyant policy and practitioner leaders in higher education. 

The education curriculum offers a critical introduction to research, theory, and policy in the complex field of education taking into account a range of national, international and global perspectives.

To study master of education programs in the UK, applicants need a 2:2 or 2:1 honours degree in arts, humanities, or social sciences. 

This includes degrees such as education, sociology, social policy, psychology, geography, history, law, philosophy, and politics.

This degree prepares students for diverse roles in academic sectors. 

One of the noblest and most popular career opportunities after completing a Master of Education in the UK is -Teachers, leaders and administrators in schools around the world (national and international schools). 

Why study Master of Education in UK?

  • 13 of the top 100 best universities for masters of education are from the UK. 
  • GRE/GMAT scores are not required.
  • Low tuition fees
  • Scholarships for deserving students. 
  • Many specialisations are available. 

Top Universities for Master of Education in UK

According to QS World University Rankings by subject for 2021, these are the leading universities for education degrees in the UK.

Master of Education UK Ranking: 

Global Ranking

University

1

UCL

4

University of Oxford

6

University of Cambridge

22

University of Edinburgh

27

King’s College London

31

University of Manchester

34

University of Bristol

38

University of Glasgow

50

University of Nottingham

54

University of Birmingham

64

University of Leeds

75

Durham University

98

University of York

101-150

Lancaster University

101-150

New Castle University

101-150

The Open University

101-150

University of Sheffield

101-150

University of Warwick

101-150

University of Bath

101-150

University of Southampton

101-150

University of Sterling

Master of Education in UK: Fees

University

Annual fees in GBP for domestic students

Annual fees in GBP for international students

University of Bristol

9,300

21,300

University of Birmingham

9,810

20,430

University of Oxford

14,140

26,940

University of Manchester

10,500

25,000

The University of West of Scotland

13,325

13,325

University of Nottingham

9,000

23,500

University of Southampton

9,250

21,000

University of Greenwich

7,500

15,100

University of Wolverhampton

7,995

13,950

Cardiff University

8,200

19,200

UCL

10,800

26,600

University of Hertfordshire

9,750

14,750

Course

University

Master of Education Program Majors

University of Bristol

MSc Education in 

  • Inclusive Education
  • Leadership and Policy
  • Learning, Technology and Society
  • Mathematics Education
  • Neuroscience and Education
  • Policy and International Development
  • Teaching and Learning.

The University of West of Scotland

MEd Education Studies in-

  • Core
  • Inclusion
  • Leadership

Entry Requirements for Master of Education in UK

Application Requirements/ Application Checklist

  • Academic documents - mark sheets, character certificate, provisional certificate- of all of the schools and colleges attended before (Bachelor, High school and class 10).
  • English Language Scores- Should be valid
  • Application fees unless application fees are waived
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Experience letter for gap
  • Letter of Recommendations if asked by the university
  • Identification documents like passport
  • Proof of Scholarships is any

University Specific Requirements

University of Bristol

  • Course name: MSc Education (Leadership and Policy)
  • Course duration: 1-2 years
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, minimum 7.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 103, R24, L22, S25, W24
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a second class honours degree in education or related discipline.

University of Birmingham

  • Course name: MA Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Education, Teaching or English (or related Social Science degree i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology)

University of Oxford

  • Course name: MSc in Education (Higher Education)
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, minimum 7.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 110, minimum 22 in listening, 24 in reading and writing and 25 in speaking.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum first-class or upper second class undergraduate degree with honours in relevant areas like social sciences. For US degrees, the minimum GPA requirement is 3.6.

University of Manchester

  • Course name: MA International Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 90, minimum 22 in writing and 20 in other elements.
    • PTE: Overall 59, minimum 59
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Education, Teaching or English.

Middlesex University London

  • Course name: MA Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a 2:2 Bachelor honours in a relevant field. 

University of East London

  • Course name: MA Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a 2:2 Bachelor honours in a relevant field. 

The University of West of Scotland

  • Course name: MEd Education Studies (specialism)
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0, minimum 5.5
    • PTE: Overall 54, minimum 51
  • Academic Requirements: Bachelor degree in a broad area of education. Applicants with bachelor degrees in other disciplines but substantial education content or experience can also apply.

University of Nottingham

  • Course name: MA Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • PTE: Overall 65, minimum 59
    • TOEFL: Overall 79, minimum 17 in writing and listening, 18 on reading and 20 in speaking.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a 2:2 Bachelor honours in a relevant field. Additionally, applicants also need a substantial placement in a relevant area.
  • Other requirements: 1 academic and 1 professional LOR

University of Southampton

  • Course name: MA Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a 2:1 Bachelor honours in a relevant field and appropriate experience. 

University of Wolverhampton

  • Course name: MA Education
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to have a degree in education.

Entry Requirements for Master of Education in UK

University

Scholarships

Value

University of Nottingham

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship

50 to 100% waiver on tuition fees

South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award

Up to GBP 4.000

University of Birmingham

Achievement Scholarship

£1,500

Excellence Scholarship

£1,500

University of Exeter

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships

starting from £5,000, payable as a reduction of the international tuition fee for the first year of study.

Imperial College London

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship

£1,000 for each undergraduate year of study (for a maximum of four years).

Imperial Bursary

Up to £5,000/year,

University of Liverpool

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship 2021

2500 reduction of tuition fee

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

2500

Brunel University

Brunel Graduate Discount

15% of tuition fee

University of Manchester

Manchester Alumni Scholarship

GBP 3,000

GREAT Scholarship 2020

Varies

Scope of Master in Education in UK for international students

The career areas for the students of this course are: 

  • Teaching
  • HE Lecturer
  • Human Resources
  • Early Years
  • Local Authority
  • Consultancy
  • Educational Charity
  • Military Education and Leadership
  • PhD and Research

Education graduates are among the highest contributor in the academic sector in academic roles-

  • Principals/vice-principals (national and international schools)
  • Academics and administrators in higher education
  • Education roles in non-government organisations
  • Education roles in local and national government
  • roles in national and international education organisations including learning companies and awarding organisations. 

Job Title

Range

Average

Secondary School Teacher

£22k - £47k

£31,904

Primary School Teacher

£21k - £40k

£28,683

Learning and Development Specialist

£22k - £40k (Estimated *)

£29,012

High School Teacher

£18k - £41k (Estimated *)

£27,241

Head Teacher

£47k - £97k (Estimated *)

£67,367

Deputy Headmaster

£35k - £78k (Estimated *)

£52,124

Senior Learning and Development Specialist

£30k - £84k (Estimated *)

£49,318

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

£16k - £39k (Estimated *)

£25,377

Executive Assistant

£23k - £41k (Estimated *)

£30,503

Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)

£18k - £38k (Estimated *)

£25,950

Teacher

£28k - £46k (Estimated *)

£35,803

Teaching Assistant (TA)

£11k - £20k (Estimated *)

£14,729

Office Manager

£21k - £42k (Estimated *)

£29,539

Mathematics Teacher

£23k - £38k (Estimated *)

£28,319




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