Our education master's degrees give you the opportunity to design a tailored programme of study that suits your learning and professional needs. You will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

The Education and Climate Change pathway will help you to develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of globally disruptive environmental changes facing individuals and societies. It will support you to develop meaningful personal and professional responses to this challenge and, in particular, it will help you to explore the role that both formal and informal education can play in building understanding and agency in a changing world.

Through core units, you will explore how climate change impacts assumptions about the future and changes ideas about the purpose of education, be supported to develop meaningful responses to climate change through collective inquiry and action, and build your professional capacities to create sustainable futures through your own reflective professional projects.

In addition to the core units, you will be able to choose from a range of optional units (within availability and timetabling constraints) to bring your interest in climate change and education to specific areas of educational practice or dive deeper into related contemporary global challenges. After completing the taught units, you will pursue a dissertation project allowing you to develop your own interests and aspirations.

Across the taught units and dissertation, the pathway will offer you the opportunity to learn with your 'head, heart and hands' - offering you critical tools for analysis and understanding, emotional and affective strategies for collective responses, and opportunities for practical educational research and action to respond to the complex phenomenon of climate change.

This pathway aims to attract a diverse cohort of professionals, who bring their unique perspectives and experience to our highly interactive teaching and learning environment. Graduates from our MSc Education programme have gone on to become education policymakers, advisers, school leaders, university-based researchers, and highly informed, engaged teachers.

Programme structure

Our Education master's degrees give you the opportunity to design a programme of study that suits your interests and experiences, allowing you to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

Alternatively, you can design your own pathway by opting not to specialise. Core units can be taken from across the different specialisms and from a bank of optional units (subject to availability and timetabling constraints) to build a programme of study, resulting in an award of MSc Education.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes will also be considered.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

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

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If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level C.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Fees and funding

UK: full-time
£11,030 per year
UK: part-time (two years)
£5,515 per year
Overseas: full-time
£25,200 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2023/24

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

Career prospects

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.