This award is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice and develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations.
This course is available as the MA in Education, or the MA in Education with a specialism in:
Special Educational Needs
Science, Maths and Technology
The University reserves the right not to run a specialism where the numbers are insufficient to make it viable in a particular year.
The MA in Education award enables you to:
identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans or research strategies to deal with them;
undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice;
develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations;
undertake a critical and informed evaluation of relevant research.
The MA in Education award is designed for those with a broad interest in education. Three core modules cover the central issues of educational research: Assessment, Learning and Teaching and Professional Education. Three option modules can be selected from those on offer in the programme. The Dissertation module allows you to undertake a substantial, critically-informed, independent research assignment in a particular area of educational study.
Candidates who are successful on the MA programme, particularly in their dissertation, may apply for entry to higher degrees, including the taught Doctorate of Education or the research-based PhD.
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Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
The programme has a flexible structure which meets individual student needs, and includes: core modules covering the central issues of educational study and research, option modules which provide breadth of study and a dissertation module which allows for specialist study in an area of your choice.
The organising principles which underpin the programme provide links between the MA modules and our research strengths.
These research strengths are in the areas of:
The MA in Education is designed to enable you to identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans and research strategies to deal with them. It will help you to develop skills and enhanced professional practice within learning organisations, and will offer you effective support undertaking research in a particular area of educational study.
Main topics of study: the work of educational professionals as research-informed activity; beginning the process of inquiry; the idea of experiment; surveys; interpretative research, case studies and interviewing; ethnography and observation; evaluation; action research.
All students enrolled on the MA in Education award will be offered a choice of focus for their dissertation which allows them to opt for a specialist MA in Education award.
Recent examples of dissertations by students taking this course include:
A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable.
Associate students who register for individual modules may progress to the Master's course by successfully completing four modules.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview.
IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
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