This masters degree will:
- impart a deeper understanding of the processes involved in learning to read, write and spell, the sources of difficulties, and approaches to intervention
- enable you to read research critically and to design and conduct your own small-scale research.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- draw on the strengths of a team with research expertise in literacy and experience in evaluating early literacy interventions
- investigate literacy acquisition and problems in depth, covering reading, writing and spelling.
Literacy consultants, advisers and coordinators; special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs); and teachers (including newly qualified teachers) wishing to improve their understanding of literacy learning. The MA will be particularly useful for those working in Key Stages 1 and 2, but those working with older children, including in secondary schools and the post-compulsory sector, may also apply.Entry requirements
A good honours degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent.Core topics
- Research methods in literacy
- Literacy development.
- Literacy practice in writing and comprehension
- Reading and spelling difficulties
- Teaching children in Reading Recovery (for Reading Recovery teachers)
- Reading Recovery in primary literacy leadership (for Reading Recovery teachers).
By coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.Attendance
Face-to-face evening sessions.Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- literacy coordinators and special educational needs coordinators
- literacy advisers and consultants
- deputy headteachers, principals and headteachers
- managers of literacy difficulties in secondary schools and in post-compulsory education.
- Literacy Development
- Reading and Spelling Difficulties
- Research Methods in Literacy