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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    One year FT, two years PT

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    03 May 2019

The Education MA is a flexible course that combines interdisciplinary perspectives with the development of analytical and core research skills to enable students to pursue their own subject-specific interests in education. It emphasises the development of a critical understanding of education policies and practices to promote capacities for independent thought and action in the classroom.

Key Benefits

  • Flexible and interdisciplinary while supporting subject-specific learning.
  • Draws on contemporary research to develop a critical understanding of educational policies and practices.
  • Promotes analytical and research skills to enhance classroom practice.
  • Taught by staff with international reputations in their fields.
  • Promotes transferable abilities such as policy analysis and research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Provides opportunities to build a network of teachers, academics and educational policy figures that span local, national and international settings.
  • Suitable for educators across all sectors and others with an interest in education studies.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Description

The Education MA aims to enable students to develop an understanding of a range of critical perspectives on the social, political and philosophical trends underpinning contemporary developments in education. The School of Education, Communication and Society is internationally recognised as a centre of research and teaching excellence in the field of education. Academics in the school are regarded as world- leading in the fields of sociology of education and critical pedagogy, many of whom continue to make a distinctive contribution to policy sociology and philosophy of education, as well as to educational practices, particularly to theories surrounding assessment. This course will enable students to critically reflect on their own educational roles, carry out independent research at their own schools, and acquire the skills and contacts that will enable them to progress in their careers. The course will enable participants to develop an in-depth understanding of educational policies and practices, focusing predominantly on the UK but also drawing on international contexts and perspectives.

The module Critical Perspectives on Education, will be delivered on a weekly basis over the autumn term and will consist of a combination of highly interactive lectures and blended learning to support subject-specific learning and development. The extensive range of optional modules available makes the course highly flexible, enabling students to specialise in a particular area of educational research and to engage in an extended examination of their own practice. The course has been designed to support education professionals to develop critical perspectives and analytical research skills that promote a capacity for independent thought and practical innovation in the

classroom, and an ability to analyse and evaluate contemporary developments in education policy.

Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules:

Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 90-100 credits of optional modules, which may typically include:

Please note that students transferring in up to 60 credits from a PGCE course will be exempt from the corresponding number of optional module credits, but must take the 60 credit required dissertation research module, as well as the required taught module.

Career prospects

This course will enable students to critically reflect on education policies and practices, carry out independent research, including at their own workplaces, and acquire the skills and contacts that will enable them to progress in their careers.

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