MA Education, University of Nottingham
The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to relfect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts.
While each module has its own unique focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.
The overall purpose of the Masters programme is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic practitioner inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.
A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering you a range of:
The taught element of this course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. There is then an eight-month disseration period.
The course is available to individuals and also cohorts from single schools or consortiums.
The course comprises modules totalling 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. There are Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points.
There are currently two core modules and an extensive selection of elective modules which can be taken from a range of MA programmes in the School of Education. All modules are 30-credits, unless otherwise stated.
You need the following IELTS score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. At least one year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (eg. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience.
Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis.
If your first language is not English, you must achieve either:
an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element
a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham
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