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School of Education

MA in Education International Postgraduate Programme (IPP) Route

Route Organisation and Structure

This mode of study is open to all students wishing to pursue part-time study and its structure is particularly suited to the international student looking for an alternative to full-time masters level study in the UK. Because the teaching is delivered intensively at four-week summer schools students are able to retain their existing teaching positions (or other employment). 

Our MA Ed IPP students are sometimes taught alongside our EdD IPP students and contribute to the department's vibrant and diverse IPP culture. Our IPP students come from a wide range of different countries, including: Barbados, Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA.  In addition we often attract UK students employed overseas in international schools.

The programme will provide you with an opportunity to further your professional development with colleagues from the UK and around the world.  You will have all the expertise and facilities that come from working in a highly-rated university in a beautiful part of Britain and an opportunity to study in a department which is one of the country's highest rated Schools of Education in teaching and research.

The MA Ed IPP commences on 1 May each year.  The deadline for applications is one month prior to this start date, on 1st April every year. The structure of the programme is as follows:

  • Year 1 - two taught modules
  • Year 2 - two taught modules
  • Year 3 - dissertation

Teaching Pattern

Each module is taught intensively in Durham over a period of one week during a July summer school, which lasts for four weeks and usually begins in the first or second week of July. This pattern enables students to benefit from working directly with colleagues, to experience and contribute to the research culture of the department, and to use the Durham facilities during their time here.