Part time Master's Degree in Education in Scotland in United Kingdom

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Education

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Although some education can be very informal, most mainstream education happens in a more formalized setting. This sort of education is typically divided into various stages, which include preschool, kindergarten, middle school, and high school. Higher education includes college, post graduate programs, masters degrees, and doctorates.

 

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.

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MRes in Educational Research

University of Stirling
Campus Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

This innovative course prepares you for doctoral studies and a career in Educational Research through a series of taught modules and a dissertation. Under the expert guidance of a team of leading academics you will learn the skills of research, from conception through to design, methodology and data collection, to analysis, interpretation and dissemination. As part of the course you will engage closely with cutting edge research projects currently being undertaken by Education staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences. [+]

Part time Masters in Education in Scotland in United Kingdom. This innovative course prepares you for doctoral studies and a career in Educational Research through a series of taught modules and a dissertation. Under the expert guidance of a team of leading academics you will learn the skills of research, from conception through to design, methodology and data collection, to analysis, interpretation and dissemination. As part of the course you will engage closely with cutting edge research projects currently being undertaken by Education staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Accreditation The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training, and it now forms part of the recognised pathway in educational research for the Scottish Graduate School in the Social Sciences. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will be contributing to the overall research capacity in Education, thereby making a difference to practice and/or policy. You will gain a MRes from a Faculty whose Education programmes are ranked as one of the best in the UK You will be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of research by expert researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. You will be introduced to leading edge empirical and theoretical research in a multi-disciplinary and mutli-professional environment. You will have the benefits of a flexible programme that supports you through different stages of the research process. Course objectives The MRes is designed to equip you for a career in educational research or as preparation for doctoral study (as a 1 + 3 route to PhD). You will develop a range of research skills and will engage closely with current research projects in Education. The course will offer you: A structured taught course in educational research Excellent preparation for doctoral studies by research First-hand experience of current education research projects in the Faculty of Social Sciences The award of a Master’s degree A course recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) The Faculty of Social Sciences is committed to developing capable educational researchers as well as enabling you to improve your career prospects, employability is an important focus of this course. We aim to: Recruit people with a good degree in social sciences Enable you to undertake collaborative tasks and assignments Enable you to successfully undertake a viable research project, relevant to existing interests in Education, and to fulfil your aims and aspirations for your future doctoral studies or work What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Delivery and assessment The course is designed to meet the Economic and Social Research Council’s requirements for broad knowledge, practical skills and both generic and specific competencies in educational research. It comprises taught modules and a dissertation. The taught modules are delivered Education and Social Science experts from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Summative assessment for modules will be based on coursework and will be assessed through assignments approximately 3000 words in. length. Dissertation Students will be required to conduct a small piece of educational research and write this up as a 15,000-word dissertation to be completed during May to September (May to December for part-time students). Career opportunities The MRes in Education Research is designed to enhance the career prospects of researchers in education, training and related areas of work, and professionals requiring the capacity to understand and commission research in these fields. It is essential preparation for doctoral research in education and is recognised by Economic and Social Research Council as meeting its criteria for postgraduate research training that helps students improve their employability while acquiring core research skills. Employability is an important focus of this course, with the opportunity for a research placement offered to all MRes students. [-]

Master in Education

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)are gained solely by submission of a thesis reporting on research undertaken. The normal procedure is for research students to be registered for an MPhil in the first instance with a view to being transferred to the PhD after at least one year, if appropriate. [+]

Master in Education

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD, EdD

Background

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)are gained solely by submission of a thesis reporting on research undertaken. The normal procedure is for research students to be registered for an MPhil in the first instance with a view to being transferred to the PhD after at least one year, if appropriate.

The maximum length of a PhD thesis is 100,000 words and of an MPhil, 60,000 words. The thesis must normally be written in English. The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree is gained through successful completion of five assessed courses and a thesis of aproximately 60,000 words reporting on individual research.... [-]


Master in Social and Educational Research (MRes)

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The programme seeks to provide education and training in the philosophy, traditions and techniques of social/educational research including opportunities to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in quantitative and qualitative methods [+]

Master in Social and Educational Research (MRes)

Programme Length:

MRes 180 credits (1800 hours of study, either full-time or part-time) PgDip 120 credits (1200 hours of study) PgCert 60 credits (600 hours opf study)

Aims

The programme seeks to provide education and training in the philosophy, traditions and techniques of social/educational research including opportunities to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in quantitative and qualitative methods; and in transferable skills to enable participants to communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences.

As such it has two complementary purposes:

It is intended to be a stand alone programme that combines both specialist Education courses and a dissertation with general research training provision to create a programme of taught courses in educational research to equip participants to become independent educational researchers within or outwith academia e.g. practitioners working in schools and in other children’s services settings. It provides a formal training structure for the preliminary year of research leading to a doctorate by thesis. ... [-]

Master in Plurilingual Education

University of Aberdeen
Campus or Online Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Postraduate Certificate in Plurilingual Education is a response to the growing needs of professionals working in different countries with learners whose first language is not the same as the language of instruction. [+]

Master in Plurilingual Education

This is available as a distance and face-to-face e-learning programme

Programme  Length:

Postgraduate Certificate: 600 hours of part-time study (2 courses) Master’s in Education: 1800 hours of part-time study (6 courses)

Aims

The Postraduate Certificate in Plurilingual Education is a response to the growing needs of professionals working in different countries with learners whose first language is not the same as the language of instruction.

The rationale for the programme is to provide a deeper understanding of the demands of plurilingual contexts and their relevance to classroom practice including CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), EAL (English as an Additional Language), immersion and bilingual education.... [-]


Master in Adult Literacies Development

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time 1 - 4  August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The aims of the programme are to enhance and extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways: [+]

Master in Adult Literacies Development

This programme is available as a part-time blended learning programme.

Programme  Length:

MEd 180 credits PgDip 120 credits PgCert 60 credits

Aims

The aims of the programme are to enhance and extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

Developing advanced knowledge and understanding of issues, theories and research at the forefront of Adult Literacies discourse and practice Developing the capacity to analyse critically evidence, arguments and discourses to support professional judgements in complex and ambiguous situations Applying advanced knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives and approaches to enhance personal professional practice Developing the confidence and capability to shape and lead change in a variety of lifelong learning policy and practice settings Exploiting opportunities to use research to generate professional knowledge and enhance policy and practice ... [-]