The national MA Education (Wales) is a truly transformative and sector leading programme for educational professionals in Wales, from early career teachers to senior leaders.

The educational landscape in Wales is changing rapidly. Teaching not only requires the mastery of a complex set of skills to guide, motivate, and facilitate student learning, but also the ability to enquire into professional practice in order to improve it. The national MA Education (Wales), which has been collaboratively developed by seven universities in Wales, through direct engagement with a variety of key stakeholders including Welsh Government - will ensure that all education professionals in Wales have the same high-quality opportunity to enhance their professional knowledge, engage with research, and to improve their professional practice.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the institution via the course page below.

Modules typically include:

  • advanced research and enquiry skills
  • additional learning needs, excellence in practice
  • curriculum design and realisation
  • evidence-informed practice

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold qualified teacher status and be currently employed in the compulsory education sector in the UK. Candidates may use up to 60 credits of approved prior learning towards the Master’s degree. Please contact the department for more details.

Aberystwyth University: Education (Wales) MA X3PG

Bangor University (

Cardiff Metropolitan University: courses (

Wrexham Glyndwr University: MA Education (Wales) (

Swansea University: Education (Wales), MA

University of South Wales: MA Education (Wales)

UWTSD: National MA Education (Wales)

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