Inspection and Regulation (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

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Course starts
January, October

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About Inspection and Regulation at University College London

This unique and flexible OFSTED endorsed programme, leads either to a Postgraduate Certificate or to a full MA. Both programmes are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills on the principles, models and frameworks of school inspections and your strategic understanding of the complexities of inspection and regulation.

Closely aligned to the IOE's research agenda on public service inspections, such as education and child care in national and international contexts, the programme offers you cutting edge knowledge, reflecting the dynamism of this ever changing sector, enabling you to become a thought leader in the area of inspection and regulation and to drive your career as an effective professional across contexts in this very competitive field. The Postgraduate Certificate includes two modules (one core module and an optional module, see list below).

The MA includes four modules (one core module, three optional modules and a dissertation, see list below)

The Postgraduate Certificate and Masters degree will:
  • deepen your knowledge and understanding of inspection and regulation models and frameworks
  • enable you to evaluate critically emerging ideas in inspection, regulation and institutional improvement
  • help you consider the importance of values, equality and human rights and international perspectives when furthering your understanding of inspection systems and practices
  • develop your critical and analytical skills in relation to: (a) evaluation and judgement (b) organisational improvement (c) consultancy and advice (d) the use of data and evidence (e) the use of inspection and audit.
  • give you access to and be actively engaged in the latest cutting edge research.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • work collaboratively online with participants from other Inspection systems across the world;
  • hone practice through sharply focused research;
  • participate in a programme that is valued and recognized by the profession;
  • conduct an independent study to intellectually develop a case study of your workplace practice.
Who is this programme for?

Inspectors, professional and technical staff familiar with education (and related areas) inspection remits worldwide.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree plus at least two years' relevant work experience, and an advanced level of ability to work in English. Regular access to the Internet with suitable computer hardware and software is a necessity.

How are you assessed?

By written and on-line assignments linked to inspection practice, and a dissertation of 20,000 words or a report of 10,000 words.

Attendance

Distance learning, with options for face to face participation.

Additional choice modules (Some options may require face to face attendance)

Any module from the freestanding modules list, such as:

  • Independent Study
  • Advancing Coaching And Mentoring Practice In And Across Organisational Contexts
  • Understanding Mathematics Education
  • Literacy Theories and Frameworks
  • Early Childhood Education
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Core modules
  • Inspection And Regulation: Principles, Frameworks And Context
Recommended modules
  • Designing, Conducting And Evaluating Educational And Social Research
  • Exploring Educational And Social Policy
  • Inspection For Improvement

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will study find outHow long you will study3 - 4 years
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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A minimum of a second class honours degree plus at least two years' relevant work experience, and an advanced level of ability to work in English. Regular access to the Internet with suitable computer hardware and software is a necessity.

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