Participation on this course will enhance your employability status and flexibility to move within the education sector, broadening and strengthening knowledge of educational issues and knowledge required for a range of professional roles within education.
The MA in Education aims to meet sector needs for advanced academic and subject specific training in a broad educational context. The course will develop skills required for a changing education sector. The option of specific pathways will enable you to select areas of interest to support your future employment opportunities. The course does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status.
The MA in Education will allow you to develop and enhance your own professional practice in education. It focuses on developing your practice in relation to the needs of your professional setting. All of the modules are designed to support your teaching and associated educational leadership practice in a wide range of work-place settings. This might be in a school, college, local authority, public service or community setting. It provides a programme that will inspire you and develop your passion for working in education, whilst extending and enhancing your own educational development. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to enhance their continuing professional development portfolios through engagement with single modules.
We value the knowledge that you have already gained through your prior experience and you are encouraged to contribute your ideas and experiences from practice in class sessions.
Progression through the course
You will usually complete two 30 credit modules at level 7 during the first stage of study. You will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education on successful completion of this stage. This stage is usually completed during one academic semester.
You will usually complete two further 30 credit modules at level 7 during the second stage of study. You will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Education on successful completion of this stage. This stage is usually completed during one academic semester.
You will complete a two stage research dissertation. Each stage consists of 30 credits. Part 1 comprises a rationale, literature review and methodology chapter (7,000 words). Part 2 reflects on part 1, reports research findings, analyses those findings and makes recommendations relating to practice (8,500 words).
If you are studying on campus, you can select from a range of modules for the Certificate and Diploma levels of the award to meet organisational development needs.
You will typically complete two 30-credit modules (see option modules information) to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. A further two 30-credit modules are studied leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. You will then complete a two stage research dissertation. Each stage consists of 30 credits.
- Learning and Assessment (30 credits)
- Education, Culture and Society (30 credits)
- Contemporary Issues in Early Years (30 credits)
- Collaborative Working in Education (30 credits)
- International Perspectives in Early Years (30 credits)
- Educational Leadership and Management (30 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
Once you have your Masters degree, you will have the opportunity to progress to our PhD and EdD awards, Doctoral level programmes aimed at helping you develop your capabilities even further