Education, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 14750
    Tuition (Year)
    7000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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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.
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About

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.

Aims

This course is available as the MA in Education, or the MA in Education with a specialism in:

  • Educational Management

  • Gifted Education

  • 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.

Programme Structure

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:

  • Professional Education
  • Enhancing Teaching and Learning
  • Inclusive Education

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.

Modules (all core)
  • Foundation Disciplines in Education
  • Literature and Policy Analysis
  • Action Research
  • Research Methods in Education

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.

Dissertation

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:

  • Evaluation of a project in ICT;
  • An investigation of teaching programmes for children with dyslexia;
  • Provision for gifted and talented pupils.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    180 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible

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Academic Requirements

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.

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14750 International
  • GBP 7000 EEA
  • UK/EU students: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time
  • International students: £14,750 full-time; £7,375 part-time
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