Science of Learning Programme
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MA in Education

Science of Learning Programme

For teachers wanting to deepen their pedagogic knowledge and improve professional practice.
Funded by the apprenticeship levy
Who's it for?

For teachers and leaders of teaching

12 months
  • 3 Essays
  • Research project
  • Dissertation
Who's it for?

For teachers and leaders of teaching

12 months
  • 3 Essays
  • Research project
  • Dissertation

The course outline

This programme develops teaching expertise through evidence-based research and promotes the scholarship required to reflect deeply and improve the participants own professional practice, and that of others.

Research Methods and Masters Writing

Delivered by the NCE Academic Team, this introduction to research and essay writing will support you through the research elements of your study.

Neuroscience and Psychology of Learning

Delivered by leading experts in the field and covering key elements of the science of learning including instructional coaching, retrieval practice and dual coding, and cognitive load theory.


An overview of the current assessment landscape in light of Covid-19, and exploring alternative methods of assessment and those that have most impact on student performance.


Provides a deep dive into curriculum research and design, including modules covering online learning for whole class and intervention.

Literature Review - Contemporary Issues in Education

Research project looking at contemporary issues in Education and synthesizing relevant literature that will inform the research project.

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The Experience

Prior to Covid-19 the NCE has always focused on selecting venues to ensure that our learners will feel relaxed as they are removed from the daily demands placed upon them. The environment brings the time and space to absorb, reflect and fully digest the extensive content delivered throughout. During the past year we have strived to create engaging online events that deliver as much of the same approach as possible. As the situation develops we will aim to get back to meeting in our exceptional venues and delivering for our learners.

The Qualifications

  • MA in Education
Science of Learning Programme
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Benefits & Features

12 month blended learning Masters that can fit around your work commitments
A dedicated Tutor to support you throughout the programme
Develop your teaching expertise through evidence-based research
Build your own scholarship during this affordable one-year programme
Complete a whole-school research project and publish a dissertation
5 seminar days to inspire you and support you in achieving your MA (including topics such as neuroscience, curriculum, assessment)

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"Fascinating and really interesting, mainly because it has not been specifically about education, but generally about leadership"

Susie Bates
Nottingham Girls Academy

Start your journey

We are now accepting registrations of interest for our 2021 cohort. Submit your details now and one of our team will be in touch.

May 2021
Applications close
April 30, 2021
Register Interest
May 2021
* Funded by the apprenticeship levy

This programme is a cash course. We can provide advice about paying for the programme.

Please call 0208 221 9089 for advice.


  • GCSE in English and Maths at Grade C or above
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 2 years teaching experience

Additional Information

  • 12 month programme
  • Academic induction day and 4 virtual learning days
  • 3 Essays, a research project and a dissertation
  • Bi-monthly meetings with Senior Tutor
  • Access to an academic library

Application Process

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