Whatever educational setting you work in, and whatever the stage of your career and the role you currently do, our MA offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary professional practice.
With content relating to schools, further and higher education institutions and other educational settings that reflects global approaches to educational policy and social justice, this is a course with broad appeal.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher or in a managerial or leadership role, whether you have a number of years of experience or you’re at the start of your career, studying for the MA Education will make a highly valuable contribution to your continuing professional development and be useful evidence for meeting performance objectives.
With the opportunity to tailor your studies and carry out research to focus on your particular interests, you'll certainly find opportunities to link the new theories you learn with your everyday practice, enhancing and improving the pupil or student experience in your place of work. Studying alongside people from a range of different backgrounds and fields of education will also enrich your student experience.
This course is designed to enhance professional skills and career prospects for all students. It provides a relevant continuing professional development opportunity for teachers in the compulsory and post compulsory sectors including NQTs, leaders and managers in a variety of educational institutions; lecturers in further and higher education, inspectors; advisors and consultants and other education professionals.
Modules & assessmentCore modules
- Major Project
- Educational and Social Research Methods
- Key Issues and Themes in Education
- National and International Policy Perspectives
- Specialist Studies in Learning and Teaching
- Professional Enquiry in Education
Please note that you will need to complete 5 of the above modules, including the ‘Educational and Social Research Methodologies’ and the ‘Major Project’ modules. The availability of modules will depend on whether you are a full-time or part-time student and on when you start your course. More information and guidance will be available from your course leader. All modules are subject to change.Assessment
You’ll be assessed in a range of ways to demonstrate your understanding of each module. Collaborative group work and peer review are key and each module has the equivalent of a 6,000 word written assessment. Usually your Major Project will be a written research report of 14,000 words.