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Postgraduate Study

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

IMPORTANT: This course is only open to students who have completed the Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies (PACES) at the Faculty of Education. 

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

The route is aimed at a wide UK and international audience including practitioners studying part-time as well as full-time students. It is of relevance and interest to teachers (i.e. middle and senior leaders, heads/principals, specialist and system leaders, governors and administrators), as well as to graduate students with the relevant career experience (see below) who are interested in the area of educational leadership and improvement. We draw on participants' wide range of experiences, and students pursue their particular interest by undertaking an individual empirical research projects.

Relevant experience

Candidates applying for the route would normally be expected to have been in a teaching or educational role for at least three years, and to have experience of exercising leadership beyond the classroom – often but not exclusively through formal positions of responsibility.

University Minimum Academic Requirements

Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110


Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.


Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).

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Key Information

1 year part-time

Master of Education

Faculty of Education

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

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