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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4030

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 10070

All study options

About Education MA at Brunel University London

This award is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice and develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations.Entry RequirementsUsually a first degree with appropriate professional experience. Suitably qualified candidates from other related professions will be considered. Associate students who register for individual modules may progress to the Master's course by successfully completing four modules. Course AimsYou enrol for the MA in Education in the first instance. The area of specialisation within the dissertation will determine your award title. The areas of specialisation may be one of the following: Adult Learning Children's Rights and Participation Education for Sustainable Development Educational Management Gender and Education Gifted Education Higher Education Science, Maths and Technology Special Educational Needs Sport EducationThe university reserves the right not to run a specialism where the numbers are insufficient to make it viable in a particular year.The MA in Education award enables you to: identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans or research strategies to deal with them; undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice; develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations; undertake a critical and informed evaluation of relevant research. The MA in Education award is designed for those with a broad interest in education. Three core modules cover the central issues of educational research: Assessment, Learning and Teaching and Professional Education. Three option modules can be selected from those on offer in the programme. The Dissertation module allows you to undertake a substantial, critically-informed, independent research assignment in a particular area of educational study. Candidates who are successful on the MA programme, particularly in their dissertation, may apply for entry to higher degrees, including the taught Doctorate of Education or the research-based PhD.Course ContentThe programme has a flexible structure which meets individual student needs, and includes: core modules covering the central issues of educational study and research, option modules which provide breadth of study and a dissertation module which allows for specialist study in an area of your choice. The organising principles which underpin the programme provide links between the MA modules and our research strengths. These research strengths are in the areas of: Professional Education Enhancing Teaching and Learning Inclusive Education The MA in Education is designed to enable you to identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans and research strategies to deal with them. It will help you to develop skills and enhanced professional practice within learning organisations, and will offer you effective support undertaking research in a particular area of educational study.Modules (all core)Foundation Disciplines in EducationLiterature and Policy AnalysisAction ResearchResearch Methods in Education Main topics of study: the work of educational professionals as research-informed activity; beginning the process of inquiry; the idea of experiment; surveys; interpretative research, case studies and interviewing; ethnography and observation; evaluation; action research.DissertationAll students enrolled on the MA in Education award will be offered a choice of focus for their dissertation which allows them to opt for a specialist MA in Education award. Recent examples of dissertations by students taking this course include: Evaluation of a project in ICT; An investigation of teaching programmes for children with dyslexia; Provision for gifted and talented pupils. Teaching and LearningA variety of teaching methods will be employed, including lectures, seminars, workshops, small group discussions and distance learning. Student attainment is assessed in all modules. Each (single) module assignment is expected to be 4,000 words in length. Special FeaturesPostgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate CertificateIf you complete the taught elements of the MA but do not proceed to dissertation, you can claim the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip). The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is available to those students who terminate their studies after four modules.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4030International course feesGBP 10070
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2015International course feesGBP 5035

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