Available full or part-time, it can fit around your circumstances as a practising education professional, or be undertaken during a career break. Through taught modules and your own research, you will study a variety of important, contemporary themes in education across the profession. There is also the option of gaining specialists postgraduate certificates within the Master's, and you will benefit from an active postgraduate community during your studies.
Our Masters in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University encourages and supports rigorous and critical professional development that can have significant impact on all learners’ outcomes and organisational change. It has flexible modules to enable you to explore your interests and concerns relevant to your professional context. As well as the generic course, there are a number of specialist Postgraduate Certificates that can be studied separately or incorporated into the main course, along with a specialist route for those involved in higher education.
The following themes run through the whole course:
- Education research, theory and professional knowledge;
- Education policy and its implications for practice;
- Reflective practice and professional development;
- Enquiry and evidence-based practice;
- Creativity and innovation in education;
- Leadership, advocacy and action research;
- Values, nature and purpose of education;
- Contemporary international perspectives and cultural diversity;
- Sustainability, inclusion and globalisation.
The sessions are held at our Canterbury campus. For the part-time course the sessions are run in the evenings from 6-9pm. Each module consists of six taught sessions and the dissertation is individually supervised following three taught sessions on research methods.