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Taught Courses

Our programmes offer different pathways which open the door to a range of careers, combining the outcomes of world class research with the highest quality of teaching and support. We welcome applications from a diversity of students and backgrounds including leaders and practitioners in education and those progressing on from undergraduate study.

Our Postgraduate Taught Courses

MA Education

This course provides you with an understanding of policy and practice in education, relevant to researchers and professionals in schools, colleges and universities.
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MA Education (Research Methods)

This course delivers high-quality research methods for learning in education and it is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
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MA Intercultural Communication and Education

This course provides an understanding of education and intercultural communication in the context of global movements of people and the internationalisation of education.
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MA Educational Leadership and Change

This course aims to support you in building a combined expertise in education, leadership and management, and data analysis to inform improvements in various mechanisms.
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Postgraduate Scholarships

Are you a UK student and thinking about postgraduate study? We have a range of support available including our Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship and Alumni Fee Scholarship.

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MA Education
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Every researcher has their own area of interest or focus, but the MA Education (Research Methods) enables you to step out of your ‘proud zone’ and look at research designs, research methods or evaluate research from another angle.

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MA Education (Research Methods)

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What’s it like studying Education Studies?

Are you considering a career in Education? Read about Tia's experience to find out what to expect and where a Durham Education degree could take you.

What’s it like studying Primary Education?

Charlotte graduated from our BA Primary Education programme in 2023. Read about her experience and why she chose Durham.
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