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Postgraduate degrees offered by the School of Education

The St Mary's University School of Education offers PGCE programmes at both Primary and Secondary levels, as well as wide range of education and teaching Master's degrees.

PGCE Primary (Full-Time and Part-Time)

We offer full-time and part-time PGCE Primary routes into teaching. This is an outstanding course designed to prepare new teachers with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to embark on a career in teaching.

PGCE Secondary

We offer full time PGCE Secondary routes into teaching in the following subject areas: English, History, Geography, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Religious Education, Physical Education and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). This is an outstanding course covering all aspects of theory and practice for new entrants into the teaching profession.

Master's degrees

Our MA Education, Culture and Society programme is offered full and part-time and it has been specifically designed for professionals working in education-related fields. It draws on cross-cultural and global perspectives to allow students to reflect critically on their own practice.

Our MA Catholic School Leadership programme is the only Catholic School Leadership master's programme offered currently in the UK, supporting specifically the distinctive leadership development for people at all levels of Catholic education. 

We offer a suite of master's in Education programmes which are very popular with teachers who are exploring aspects of their practice in greater depth. These are offered in a variety of formats – full and part time, taught and distance, on campus, and in other off-site locations. Some of these programmes include:

The MA Education, International Development and Social Justice has been specifically designed for individuals who are passionate about education but who do not necessarily want to be teachers. This degree will help to prepare you for international careers with Government, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organisations, research institutions, and charities.

Research degrees

Our Professional Doctorate in Education programme is designed for practising teachers who are interested in further in-depth study and research relating to their practice.