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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

1 year full time. It is also possible to take this award part time over 2-3 years, but please note that all teaching on this award is on weekday daytimes. If you are in employment and are interested in part time Masters study specifically designed for busy professionals, please see the awards in our Professional Development Programme.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £7,560 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £3,780 studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £13,050 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £6,525 studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Professional Development & Educational Innovation

Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the nature of knowledge, and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding.

This programme offers an intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches, and their cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. Postgraduates are able to participate in, and contest, changing discourses exemplified by reference to debate about values, personal and social engagement and how these relate to communities and societies.

Students have opportunities to develop their critical capabilities through the selection, analysis and synthesis of relevant perspectives, and to be able to justify different positions on educational matters. This award provides the knowledge, understanding and critical analysis to inform current and future professionals in education, for different areas and contexts.

The full time MA Education Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements.

We welcome applications from non-EU internationals for the full-time route and students are suported at every stage by MMU International.

For further details regarding full or part-time routes, please contact Dr Lorna Roberts, l.j.roberts@mmu.ac.uk

 

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £7,560 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £3,780 studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £13,050 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £6,525 studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Placement options

Whilst there are no formal placements the course provides opportunities to gain practice experience in UK educational contexts, and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.

Career options after the course

The achievement of a Masters Degree in the Faculty of Education demonstrates abilities, capacities and skills that are highly valued by employers. MA Education Studies opens up diverse, potential career paths to a challenging and rewarding career in education as it provides good preparation for any educational role within public services and the private sector.

Some of the careers associated with Education Studies are: social services; research in education and social sciences; education management and administration; libraries; education publishing; museums and galleries education; charities; parents' advisory groups; learning support organisations; caring organisations; learning businesses and organisations; education policy and/or development work. Graduates also go on to adjacent careers, including in journalism, business and financial services.

Moreover Education Studies is also a good option for qualified teachers who want to have a more critical and theoretical insight into educational issues and practices. If you are considering continuing with your studies on completion of your Masters by pursuing a research degree in Education (MPhil, EdD or PhD) then you will find MA in Education Studies a good foundation.

 

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

Information about fees and financial support

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Standard MMU admission requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply: applicants need to have an honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.

Language requirements
International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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