Keele University MA in Education

The MA Education (International) (MAEdi) is a flexible, part-time, semi-distance learning programme. It is accredited, validated, taught and assessed by Keele University, UK. The course is designed for those working in international schools and similar organisations. The aim is to broaden teachers’ knowledge, understanding and skills within their own professional setting. The programme has a clear practical focus, underpinned by theory and which provides participants with an opportunity to develop their professional comptence and enhance their capacity to engage in critically reflective practice as advanced educational professionals.


The MA Education (international) programme is a part-time, semi distance learning programme:
Year 1 entry: PGCEi (60 MA credits)
Modules: Learners, Learning and Assessment; International Educational Practice; Creative Practice.  
Year 2 entry: Postgraduate Diploma in International Education (60 MA credits)
Modules: Towards a Personalised Curriculum; Global Educational Issues; Research Methods.
Year 3 entry: MA Education (International) (60 MA credits – dissertation only).
Taught Modules
Towards a Personalised Curriculum (15 credits):
Global Educational Issues (15 credits): 
Research Methods (30 credits): 

Start Dates

To be finalised.


The price of the course depends on which cohort you attend. The range is fairly small, from 3,500- 3,700.


 Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales is conferred by the National College for Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (England) and the Minister for Education and Skills (Wales) not by universities. This MA in Education does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK or elsewhere.



Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when, at what pace, and in which order. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards.


Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words. To complete the masters programme successfully, a mark of at least 50 must be achieved on each assignment.
The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.

Modules Include

Typical modules include:
• Approaches to Teaching
• Contexts
• Investigating Student Understanding
• Understanding Learning
When you have completed the PGCEi, you could apply to continue your studies with us, and marks of 50% or above in a module can be used as credits towards our MA Education, MA Education (flexible), MA Educational Leadership and Management or the MA Special and Inclusive Education.

Entry Requirements

A good University honours degree, English as first language or IELTS score of 6.5 or above. Direct entry to Year 2 dependent on suitable experience and qualifications (for direct entry to Year 2, successful applicants must already hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or equivalent, and be subject to satisfactory accreditation of prior learning (APL).

Course Content

Taught Modules:
Towards a Personalised Curriculum (15 credits): 
This module will undertake a critical examination of the construction of the curriculum.  What are the purposes of the school curriculum? Who is it for? What is it for? Who designs it?  It will also examine issues of power and control, and contrast these ideas with concepts of emancipation/liberation. The sociology of the curriculum will also be examined.

Global Educational Issues (15 credits): 
This module explores the changing world of international education, especially the expansion and corporatisation of international schools in Asia. It reflects on the ‘nature’ of international identity, both for teachers and students, and critically explores what it means to be ‘international’ in an educational context. 

Research Methods (30 credits): 
This module is a necessary introduction to research and deals with research methods, concepts and issues, offering guidance about how to approach research so as to maximise benefits while minimising problems.
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