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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    See website for details

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    22 October 2018

Our Education MA course will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress within, or begin, a career in education. You’ll be taught an academic framework that will help you analyse educational issues and develop your own professional practice.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

This master’s course has been specially designed to introduce you to the academic debates associated with education. Successful completion of the course will help you progress within your current education role or start a new career in the sector.

Your own experience of different UK and international contexts will be used to enrich your learning in class. You’ll study the key influences on education in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in order to develop the intellectual tools you need to engage with current educational policy and provision.

We’ll teach you how the school curriculum is led and managed. This will help you understand the purposes of the curriculum and how it influences pupils’ learning.

Specialist option modules will allow you to explore subjects that are of particular interest to you. These include Web-based Learning and Teaching, Understanding the Language Classroom and the Specialist Study Module, which allows you to explore an education-focused topic of your own choice (in agreement with your supervisor) in greater depth.

You can complete this course as a postgraduate diploma by taking four core modules and two option modules. You could also choose to study for a postgraduate certificate in education by studying three core modules that include the Critical Theory and Education module and either the Curriculum Leadership or Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment module.

Assessment

You’re assessed via coursework including one essay of 6,000 words or two essays of 3,000 words. There are also presentations and a dissertation.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Critical Theory and Education (core, 20 credits)
  • Curriculum Leadership (core, 20 credits)
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (core, 20 credits)
  • Education Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (core, 20 credits)
  • Advanced English for Masters Studies (option, 20 credits)
  • Applying Learning Technologies (option, 20 credits)
  • Issues in Language Learning: An Intercultural Approach (option, 20 credits)
  • Reflective Practice (option, 20 credits)
  • Sexual Violence: Causes, Consequences and Interventions (option, 20 credits)
  • Social Justice Education (option, 20 credits)
  • Specialist Study Module (option, 20 credits)
  • Understanding the Language Classroom (option, 20 credits)
  • Violence Against Women: Issues, Research and Policy (option, 20 credits)
  • Web-based Learning and Teaching (option, 20 credits)

What our students say

“I was stunned by the friendly atmosphere of the classes and the lecturers’ generous support and undivided attention. My lecturers were outstanding role models for me.

The next time I teach in a class I know I will be a more attentive and dedicated teacher to my students”.

Parisa Javani, Education MA graduate

After the course

The course benefits you whatever your interest in education, be it as a parent, teacher, researcher, community worker or education administrator.

Our recent graduates have gone on to find careers in the education sector as deputy head teachers, special needs teachers and behaviour management coordinators.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Please note, fees and course details may be subject to change.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


Visit the Education MA page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

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