M.A. Education

University of East London

Tuition fee:
  • € 7,170 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,050 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The MA in Education is designed specifically for educational professionals who wish to engage critically with new developments in teaching, and develop practice in their work context with academic and practical rigour.

MA Education at UEL
Through engagement in critical, analytical and reflective processes, participants will be able to:

* Develop their understanding of current thinking in relation to research and professional policy and practice
* Develop their ability to analyse, critique and develop their own and others practice
* Develop intellectual, organisational, personal, communication and professional skills
* Design and use research to contribute to improving practice in the context of their own role

Your future career
Teaching is set to become a postgraduate profession. The UK government have set a target in the for all teachers to have a Masters level qualification by 2018. Masters level qualifications are becoming increasingly important to career progression in many countries and is an internationally recognised qualification.

Contents

Learning environment
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in face to face seminars, workshops and lectures as well as collaborative activities and discussions in a virtual learning environment.

Assessment
All M level modules are assessed by the submission of a single portfolio of 5,000 words or equivalent.

Relevance to work/profession
Supports development and demonstrates achievement in relation to:

* Advanced skills teacher (AST) standards;
* Induction standards;
* NPQH;
* Performance threshold standards.

Supports development in relation to your local and national context.

Thesis/Dissertation/project work
The dissertation provides an opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to educational development in the context of the participants role and/or practice.

Added value
The integration of theory and practice provides opportunities for participants to personalise their learning and address areas of interest and challenge in the context of their work. The pedagogy of the programme includes a focus upon collaborative learning which supports participants to address current issues and problems through the strength of collective knowledge, experience and expertise.

Requirements

Entry requirements are flexible to allow for credit to be given to work based learning through AEL (Accreditation of Experiential Learning)

Applicants must:

* have a degree (normally honours, normally 2:2) awarded by a UK University or a recognised degree-equivalent qualification
* show that a significant part of each week is spent in an educational workplace

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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