MA in Teaching and Learning

University of Bolton

Program Description

MA in Teaching and Learning

University of Bolton

Teaching and Learning - MA

The MA in Teaching and Learning will support your professional development as a practitioner in the health and education sectors.

This is a new award and it indicates an innovative engagement in pedagogical issues. It carries considerable weight as a recognition of high professional standards.

The course will give you an understanding of the principles and practice of effective teaching, including planning, assessment, evaluation, curriculum development and the professional ethics of teaching and learning.

Throughout the course you will draw on and focus upon your work-based experiences as the basis of your studies, utilising your knowledge, scholarship and professional enquiry skills. The development of your learning will be facilitated through reflection with, and support from, peers, mentors and tutors.

About the course

The course will support your continuing personal and professional development as a practitioner in your chosen educational context.

It has been developed by academic staff and practitioners working in education and the course content will therefore incorporate a broad range of issues relevant to your role.

It is at a higher level than a teaching qualification and represents the government’s intent to further develop those engaged in teaching and learning enabling them to gain a qualification which reflects their professionalism and status.

Special features

  • The MA in Teaching and Learning represents an award at a significantly higher level than a teaching qualification and is new to all educational sectors. Gaining it indicates significant engagement in pedagogical issues and carries considerable weight as a recognition of high professional standards.

What you will learn

In addition to developing your knowledge and expertise in your chosen area of study, you will be able to relate this to your own professional context in order to address areas of concern and development needs in an informed manner. You will also be in a position to understand the relevance and application of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to your practice.

What you will study

To obtain the MA Teaching and Learning you are required to achieve 180 credits.

You will study three of the following core modules:

  • Research Awareness and Support Skills (20 credits);
  • Organisational Management (20 credits);
  • Curriculum Studies (20 credits);
  • Research Methods – Field Studies (20 credits).
  • In addition, you will study the two following specialist modules:
  • Planning and Enabling Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Professional Practice (30 credits);
  • Developing and Evaluating Approaches to Supporting and Managing Learning (30 credits).

You will also undertake a dissertation worth 60 credits.

Course tutors can answer any questions on module choice.

Entry requirements

Normally, you should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent).

You will be interviewed as part of the application process.

You must also have current appropriate employment.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 31, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
1 - 5 years
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Bolton, England
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