Master of Arts in Education

Provided by Ngee Ann Academy


Awarded by University of Nottingham

Course introduction


The University of Nottingham is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities and ranked 8th in the UK by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Master of Arts in Education & Postgraduate Diploma in Education are taught and awarded by the University of Nottingham. This is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

A hallmark of the programme is the University’s commitment to equality and diversity and the flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. The overall purpose is to deepen and refine the students’ capacity for critical reflection on their practice as well as on the mental models which inform their work.


  • A member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities
  • 3rd in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with 84% of its research considered world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 8th in the UK for Education by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Awarded Gold for outstanding teaching & learning by Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017-18
  • 200 years of experience in the field of education
More reasons to choose Master of Arts in Education & Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Taught and Awarded by University of Nottingham
  • Graduate with a qualification that is the same as the on-campus programme
  • Delivered face-to-face in an interactive environment
  • Campus conveniently located at Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

  • Practice-Based Inquiry
  • Dissertation
Note: Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education will not be required to do the dissertation module.

Elective Modules (select 3):
  • Changing Classrooms: Policy, Research and Practice
  • Leading Learning
  • Issues in Educational Leadership
  • Effective Leadership and Change in Education
  • The Social Contexts of Education Technology
  • Introduction to the Learning Sciences
Note: All modules are 30 credits, except for the dissertation which is 60 credits.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education
The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to students who have successfully completed 120 credits of the taught courses.

Master of Arts in Education
Completion of 120 credits above plus a Dissertation of 60 credits.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (or international equivalent)
Applicants with other qualifications shall be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the University

English Language Requirements:
GCSE / O-level English (as a first or second language) – Grade C; OR
IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)


Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration:

Master of Arts in Education                       : 24 months Part-time
Postgraduate Diploma in Education          : 12 months Part-time

Intakes:  January, April, July, October

Fees & Funding

Master of Arts in Education: S$26,180
Postgraduate Diploma in Education: S$18,120
Application Fee: S$100
Administration Fee: S$200
All fees are subject to prevailing GST. Programme fees are payable on a per module basis.