It aims to have a direct impact on your teaching approaches and help you to become a more rounded, reflective practitioner.
The University of East London's course focuses on the key educational processes that underpin learning, teaching and the positive management of change.
You will develop your understanding of current policy, theory and research and consider how these relate to your day-to-day practice.
You will enhance your ability to analyse, critique and develop your own and others’ practice while building upon your intellectual, organisational and professional skills. Research skills are incorporated into all modules.
The work you carry out during this course will help you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required of senior leaders in schools and other organisations in the area of education.
This MA Education degree demonstrates that you are able to think and function at a higher level, which means that you are more likely to be selected and recruited for promotion.
The research skills you develop on this course are also highly sought after in the current climate.
Sometimes the career progression aided by this course can be subject-specific. For example, a recent course graduate wrote her dissertation on literacy and secured a literacy post within her school as a result.
Students on this course are all employed in local schools or other education contexts. On completion of the course they either stay in their current workplace, often in a more senior role, or apply for promotion in a different institution.
The MA Education at the University of East London is not purely theoretical. All of the teaching sessions and assignments are designed to support you to develop your practice.
You will study theories of teaching and learning – how people learn, what motivates them to learn and how to create independent learners.
Modules also cover ways to support the specific needs of individual learners, and how to plan, implement and evaluate changes in practice.
Crucially, you will look at current thinking. Things move extremely fast in education and we regularly update modules to reflect the most up-to-date policy and research.
The content of modules applies to all teachers, rather than being key stage or subject specific.
Assignments are designed to allow you to personalise your learning. So whatever the context that you work in, you will be able to apply the knowledge gained on the course.
All 30-credit modules on the course are assessed by a single portfolio of 5,000 words. Tasks are designed so that you can focus on an area of interest and personalise them to your own situation.
The subject of your final 14,000-word dissertation is your choice and you will write it over two terms. It allows you to carry out a small-scale research project designed to solve a specific problem in your own context.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required 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.Book IELTS
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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).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.
Applications are made directly through Student Finance England
Whether you qualify depends on:
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