Overview

Designed to reflect the needs of individuals and organisations, this course will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work.

This is also offered as an online course.

Teaching on this course is underpinned by systematic practitioner inquiry and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.

While each module has its own particular 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.

Study is flexible in order to meet the needs of individuals and organisations and includes:

  • a range of optional modules so you can tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests
  • different modes of delivery which take account of individual needs and professional contexts
  • exit points en route to a full masters programme

The MA course provided me with the unique opportunity to research my own practice and develop a greater understanding of the issues facing schools today. Now as a Head of Department I am able to implement many of the forward thinking ideas discussed in such a developmental setting.

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Course details

The taught element of this course is made up of 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over one year full-time, or two years part-time/via summer school plus an eight-month dissertation. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points, and it is available to individuals and cohorts from schools/consortiums.

There are currently two core modules and a wide range of optional modules which can be taken from a range of MA programmes in the School of Education. All modules are 30 credits, unless otherwise stated.

Full-time students will be required to choose two modules per semester, while part-time students choose one per semester.

Assessment

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.

The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.

Individual applicants

This course offers a flexible approach for individual applicants. Modules can be studied in a variety of ways, including:

  • 10 weekday twilight sessions over the course of a semester or academic year
  • summer school (each module is taught over one week)
  • via online study

Cohort applicants

We welcome approaches from educational organisations looking for a bespoke programme for their staff. This can help create or develop a local network of educators, in collaboration with organisations such as partner, feeder or special schools, PRU, FE colleges and integrated services.

Our staff will deliver the modules on your premises or in a local community setting, usually for groups of 12 or more. Sessions can be scheduled to suit group members and may take place during twilight sessions after school, on inset or holiday days, or at weekends.

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent);

Applicants should have one year of full-time work or volunteer experience in an educational setting; a teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (for example, PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Careers

Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.

Program taught in:
English

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