Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
This part-time, research-based degree will further your professional development and enhance your career prospects.
This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for anyone working in the education sector, including teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Although it is not a teaching degree and does not provide QTS, it is ideal for those who have completed an accredited teacher-training programme or degree and wish to study the field of education further.
Why choose this course?
- Flexible teaching and learning methods allow you to study in the evening and at home.
- Learn from experienced tutors who are leading researchers and practitioners in the education field.
- Develop understanding of your field through independent research.
- Strong student support to help you achieve your goals.
View our course information leaflet here.
How you're taught
We offer a number of flexible ways to study, with modules being taught by one of the following methods:
- Part-time attendance at NTU
- Blended learning
- Our virtual online learning environment (NOW)
The programme content reflects the changing education environment and is subject to regular review and development.
You are expected to be in employed in an educational setting or have arranged access to a suitable educational environment. Therefore placements are not required.
You will undertake research and reflection within this educational environment to support module sessions and assignments.
Part-time attendance, at our Clifton campus, is usually one evening a week. You will also be expected to study independently between these sessions.
Modules are assessed, there are no formal examinations. Students will also work on a number of different small scale research projects based in their work setting, literature review and a research based dissertation.
Careers and employability
The MA Education degree is increasingly seen as both academic enhancement and a means to facilitate career progress. Many graduates have gone on to successful careers within the education sector, pursuing senior roles, while others have continued studying to complete a Professional Doctorate, an MPhil or a PhD.
The MA Education programme is not a teacher training course and will not give you Qualified Teacher Status.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- Enhance your communication skills
- Enrich your experience when travelling abroad
- Boost your career prospects.
Find out more about the University Language Programme.