MSc Education (Open Pathway)

Find a programme
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two or three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2021

Programme overview

The MSc Education (Open Pathway) gives you the opportunity to design a tailored programme of study that suits your personal, professional, cultural and learning needs. You are given the freedom to choose units from across the different specialised MSc Education pathways and from our wider bank of optional units.

Fees for 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£8,900
UK: part-time (two years)
£4,450
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£20,300
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£8,900

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2021/22

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The core units are Introduction to Educational Inquiry (20 credits) and the Dissertation (60 credits). You then choose a number of optional units (100 credits) from across the different specialised MSc Education pathways and from our wider bank of optional units. Visit the Open Pathway Programme Catalogue to see the wide range of optional units you can pick from.

Entry requirements

A good UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) and some appropriate professional experience, which may include voluntary work or internships, as well as paid employment.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career.

Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:

  • equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in your chosen field;
  • visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative;
  • high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice;
  • highly employable throughout the world;
  • adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community.

Read more about the careers of some of our education graduates.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 October 2021. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.

Open days and visits

Find out how to attend one of our upcoming online events.

Coronavirus update

The latest advice on term start dates and teaching can be found on our prospective students information pages.

Request more information

Find out more about studying with us or request a prospectus.

Get in touch

Contact details

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4491 Email: ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk

School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1JA
School website: School of Education

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

REF 2014 results

  • Education:
  • 44% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 36% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 19% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Disclaimer

Important disclaimer information about our programmes.

Edit this page