Applicants are required to provide evidence of prior study at IQF level 6, normally in the form of a good honours degree (usually an upper second class honours or above), or equivalent; and they should have achieved a minimum of minimum 60 level-7 credits.
Many PGCE and some BA programmes carry up to 60 level-7 credits, and these may contribute towards the 180 credits required for the masters award.
Postgraduate certificates studied at the University of Brighton (such as Autism, Dyslexia, Evidence-informed Practice and Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme) all carry 60 level-7 credits which can be used for entry to the course.
You may be an undergraduate looking for a progression route into further study, aspiring to work in an educational field or currently working in an educational context.
The personal statement
In this section you should include details of your educational interests and the motivation for your studies. The rationale for studying MA Education may be to develop an enhanced knowledge of educational issues and specialist areas of interest, or to gain insights into education policy and practice. Future employability may also be an underlying focus, and the course can provide a springboard for further study at a doctoral level, either through our PhD or Professional Doctorate in Education routes.
Making your application
You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to ensure that pre-course preparations can be made. Please aim to complete your application by 20 August.
If your application is successful you will be invited to interview which will provide an opportunity to further explore your rationale for study and to discuss elements of your personal statement. Interviews can be in person or via Microsoft Teams.
Recognition of prior learning
Claims for recognition of prior learning will be considered in line with university guidance and each applicant will be considered on their individual merits.
Prospective candidates will be asked to contact the Admissions Tutor to discuss these options.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components.