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Applying for a Masters module (special course)

Many masters modules are available as stand-alone courses. more


We specialise in education and related social sciences. Our masters programmes can deepen your knowledge, develop your skills and enable you to follow your chosen career pathway.

For the second year running the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been ranked as the world's number one university for Education in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, and in the UK's last Research Assessment Exercise, we topped the league tables for education research, and most recently we are proud to have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 'University of the Year 2014'.

What next?

Choose a programme
Our modular structure offers choice and flexibility, with full-time and part-time and online study options available. We offer more than fifty taught masters degrees in the following subject areas:

Arts and Culture
Digital Technologies in Education
Early Years and Childhood
English and Applied Linguistics
Health and Well-being
Higher and Lifelong Education
International Development and Education
Leadership and Management
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Psychology and Special Educational Needs
Social Science and Social Policy

Visit the programme listing page to choose the degree that can help you achieve your goals.

Get in touch
Keen to start studying in October but have a question about the programme? Call our masters hotline number (free from a landline) now to enquire 0800 9778087 or 0207 331 5100, email

Apply today
If you've read the information and decided the IOE is for you, you can apply online through UKPASS.  The application deadline for most masters programmes is Monday 7 September. However MA Maths Education, MA in Humanities Education and MA Science Education will accept applications until Friday 25 September. For the MBA Higher Education Management programme the deadline is Friday 2 October. Your application must be with us by the deadline date to be considered for an October 2015 start.

Meet our students
Listen to why so many students choose the IOE for their postgraduate study.

'Some careers are impossible to follow without the right degrees or qualifications. Through my masters I now work in a field I enjoy and make a positive contribution to - this would not have been possible without my MA…..a masters at the IOE can be a good investment.'

Sébastien Hine - MA Educational Planning, Economics and International Development'