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19 April 2024

Announcing the 2024 Scholarships for the STEM Education MA

13 scholarships are available to commence the STEM Education MA in September 2024 covering 70% of the fees, equivalent to c.£7k.

STEM environment education
  • Are you thinking of exploring new ways to teach and engage pupils with STEM?
  • Would you like to discuss the benefits of using innovative approaches to teaching climate change at school?
  • What will STEM education look like in the future? 

These are just some questions considered in the MA in STEM Education.

The MA in STEM Education is a two-year (part-time) programme enabling educators to engage in the key debates to shape policy and practice responding to social and environmental issues within their local contexts.

The modules are organised so that students can attend the Waterloo campus on Saturdays and on-line in the evenings.

13 scholarships are available to commence the STEM Education MA in September 2024. The scholarships are advertised in an open-call to STEM (science, technology/design, mathematics, computing and geography) teachers working in state schools in England. Applications from KCL alumni will be looked on very favourably.

Each scholarship provides 70% of the fees for a MA in STEM education, equivalent to c.£7k. Applications are welcome from any STEM-related teacher, including Geography.

These scholarships offer an outstanding opportunity as it enables the programme to continue to have students from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and understandings of STEM education.

Dr Melissa Glackin

How to Apply

Details of the scholarships are found here. The deadline is Monday 24th June 2024. Two applications are required: 1) The MA in STEM Education programme and 2) The Scholarship

For further information: Dr Richard Brock / Dr Melissa Glackin Directors of MA STEM Education, King’s College London

About the course and modules

The MA in STEM Education provides a national, international and practically-oriented understanding of the ways in which core debates across formal and informal STEM education can shape response to pressing social and environmental questions.

The MA is run by the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM) at King’s. It is one of the largest, highly regarded research centres of its kind in the UK.

Students have access to the School's Maker Lab. This creative space was created for the MA in STEM Education and is a relaxed, creative setting where students come to create, invent and make. This space is used on the Making and Creating module that forms part of the MA. Making is an emerging area of interest for supporting engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find out more about our maker space here.

Students also have the chance to embark on placements and internships at renowned institutions such as WWF or the Natural History Museum, where they can gain unique insights into STEM-education organisations as well as learning and forging new relationships.

The modules include exploring policy and principles of STEM education, quantitative research methods, making and creating in STEM and environment and sustainability in education.

We encourage students to develop a final research project that responds to questions from their own teaching contexts. Your PGCE M-level credits can be transferred into the programme.

You can watch and hear students talk about the course as a whole below.

In this story

Melissa Glackin

Reader in Science & Environmental Education

Richard Brock

Senior Lecturer in Science Education