The Institution of Education, University of Reading


At the Institution of Education, University of Reading, our networks and the impact of our work are both local and global. Locally, we have close working relationships with over 400 schools; and globally, our research, consultancy and project work extends to countries as varied as China, Jamaica, the USA and Singapore.

Why choose the Institution of Education, University of Reading?

Our research
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2014), 80% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent with a global impact on educational policy and practice.


MA Education
Our MA Education is ideal for educational practitioners looking to enhance their skills, share knowledge and develop professionally. You’ll develop as a researcher and a scholar, as well as learn how to link theory to practice, and examine the broader philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects of education.

Choose from various modules such as child development, educational values and practice, behavioural insight, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Our masters can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis providing great flexibility, and students also have the option of choosing a specialist pathway.

Master’s pathways

MA Education (Early Years):
Gain an in-depth understanding of the way young children and young adults think and behave.

MA Education (Second Language Learning and Teaching):
Develop knowledge of theory and practice in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL), and deepen your understanding of broader education-related issues.

MA Education (Inclusive Education):
Gain a detailed understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils, explore different educational providers, and examine current research and legislation.

MA Education (Leadership and Management):
Analyse key concepts in educational leadership and management theory within the context of an ever-changing political climate.

MA Education (Music Education):
Deepen your understanding of theory and context around music teaching.

MA Education (Research Methods):
Build the skills and knowledge needed for effective research at a higher level – as well as a dissertation.


Students can apply for a range of partial scholarships.

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