About the course
MA Education is a flexible programme for those who want to extend their knowledge and understanding of current educational practices, contemporary matters of debate in the educational world and key issues related to educational practice.
The emphasis throughout the MA programme is on developing your independent critical thinking and problem solving. Using an inquiry-based approach, the programme is designed to give you scope to examine in detail topics that are of particular interest to you.
MA Education can be studied over one year full-time, or two years part-time. It helps teachers to develop the educational understanding, analytical skills and leadership qualities necessary to improve pupil development and achievement in schools.
This programme provides you with the opportunity to learn more about curriculum, school management and leadership, as well as information technology and research methods.
MA Education is also appropriate for international students who would like to broaden their knowledge and understanding of different aspects of educational theory and practice.
We designed this programme to aid the professional development of experienced teachers within the context and atmosphere of the latest research in education. A wide range of specialist module subjects enable you to tailor the programme to your own specific needs.
What you'll study
You have the option of leaving the programme at the end of stage 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or at the end of stage 2 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education as long as you have earned sufficient credits.
Some modules are supported by visiting speakers and local school and education-related visits.
Contemporary and Critical Perspectives in Education
Research Methodologies in Education
International and Intercultural Perspectives on Education
You will be introduced to topics such as international and intercultural education, teaching and learning in culturally diverse settings; international schooling and higher education; local and global inequalities in education; and global citizenship and human rights education.
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Inclusive and Special Education: Debates, Theories and Implications for Practice
Engage with literature about a contested issue within inclusive education. You'll develop your own argument, backed up with evidence, as to your position on this. Linking this argument to a particular context, you'll make recommendations for the development of inclusive practices.
Digital Technologies and Education: Key Issues and Challenges
This module looks at the role of digital technologies for supporting teaching and learning. You will explore topics such as the history of educational technology, digital literacy and the imperatives underpinning the use of digital technologies in education.
Here, you will discuss the theory and practice of leadership, learn how to develop leadership skills and consider the political and ethical aspects of leading teams and organisations in a complex world.
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