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Our Masters in Education programme is an innovative programme that allows you to approach education as a multi-dimensional discipline, exploring educational issues through economic, social, political and professional lenses. The programme is aimed at educational practitioners, including those wishing to prepare for original research at postgraduate level, or seeking a career in education leadership and management in the UK and internationally.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Are you interested in the field of education?   

Our Masters in Education programme is an innovative programme that allows you to approach education as a multi-dimensional discipline, exploring educational issues through economic, social, political and professional lenses. The programme is aimed at educational practitioners, including those wishing to prepare for original research at postgraduate level, or seeking a career in education leadership and management in the UK and internationally.

The programme is available on either a full-time or part-time basis, which allows you the opportunity to study flexibly around current work commitments without the need to give up your job.  

Applicants who already hold a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), or equilvalent qualification may be considered for Accreditation of Prior Learning (see APL tab for further details).

AIMS OF THE COURSE

The aims of the programme will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate systematic knowledge and critical awareness of a range of educational theories and issues that reflect your chosen specialisations;
  • Communicate effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences through higher level writing and presentation skills;
  • Critically reflect upon an array of educational practices and policies (including your own practice, where appropriate);
  • Draw upon appropriate theories, methodologies, practices and a wide range of evidence to design and undertake small-scale independent research on an educational issue of your choice.

Programme benefits:

  • Research-led teaching.
  • Emphasis of robust theoretical understanding and strong practice and policy focus.
  • Engage with highly qualified, experienced academics working at the forefront of their fields.
  • Excellent student support and supervision.
  • Opportunities to engage with policy and the wider social world through social media initiatives and public engagements.

KEELE GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Engagement with this programme will enable you to develop your intellectual, personal and professional capabilities. At Keele, we call these our ten Graduate Attributes and they include independent thinking, synthesizing information, creative problem solving, communicating clearly, and appreciating the social, environmental and global implications of your studies and activities. Our educational programme and learning environment is designed to help you to become a well-rounded graduate who is capable of making a positive and valued contribution in a complex and rapidly changing world, whichever spheres of life you engage in after your studies are completed.

Further information about the Keele Graduate Attributes can be found here: http://www.keele.ac.uk/journey/

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Masters in Education programme is an innovative programme that allows you to approach education as a multi-dimensional discipline, exploring educational issues through economic, social, political and professional lenses. The programme is aimed at educational practitioners, including those wishing to prepare for original research at postgraduate level, or seeking a career in education leadership and management in the UK and internationally.

About the courseAims of the courseEntry requirementsCourse contentTeaching and assessmentAdditional costsAPLModule descriptors

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

TEACHING

The MA is taught and assessed by Keele University staff who are highly qualified, experienced and respected academics, working at the forefront of their fields. The breadth and depth of this expertise brings a unique inter-disciplinary flavour to the programme, and enables us to offer you excellent support and supervision.

Taught elements of the programme are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and small group tasks. Online support materials will also be available and comprise both text based resources and a range of electronic resources. All sessions and activities are a key part of the programme, and this should allow you to fully immerse yourself in your studies (whether full or part-time study). 

Furthermore, as a postgraduate student, you are able to attend the School’s annual research seminar series, which will enable you to become involved in the School's research culture. You may also have the opportunity to engage directly with policy and the wider social world, through appropriate public engagement and social media initiatives. 

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is based on written work in the form of module assignments, blog posts, case studies, policy analyses/policy briefs, research proposals, followed by an end of course 15,000-word dissertation.  

ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Additional costs for textbooks, inter-library loans, photocopying, printing, and potential overdue library fines.
  • Travel, subsistence and accommodation costs are to be covered by the student.

APL - ACCREDIATATION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Where appropriate, an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) route is also available subject to a successful APL application. This will include, but not be limited to, those who have satisfactorily completed a PGCE (60 credits) at PG level.

Up to 60 Level 7 credits can be accredited through the University’s APL procedure against the MA Education modules, with the exception of the Research Methods and Dissertation modules.

The University’s APL procedure is found at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/qa/accreditationofpriorlearning/


Visit the Education MA/PGCert/PGDip page on the Keele University website for more details!

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