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Course content

This Masters is designed to meet your needs if you’re working – or wanting to work – in teaching, management, education and development contexts.

This course:
-Is grounded in research
-Recognises and builds on your prior knowledge and experience in your own personal area of education
-Develops professionally relevant knowledge, skills and understanding
-Introduces new knowledge and research about educational issues
-Leads to further qualifications to enhance your career prospects

Our MA is innovative, highly regarded and flexible, with a significant research component.

How will I study?

You have the personalised support of a tutor. Tutorials – face-to-face or virtual – can be arranged at your mutual convenience.

The form of assessment varies and includes:
-Written critical reflection
-Literature review
-A poster presentation
-Minor project
-Essay

You also take part in our prestigious Teacher Researcher Conference. This is where you’ll present your dissertation research. You’ll explore implications for policy and practice with other researchers and practitioners.

You can choose to study this course full time or part time.

On the full-time course, you study two core modules in the autumn term and choose two options in the spring term. This includes a module covering research methods that prepares you for academic writing and your dissertation. Your dissertation topic will be an area of your choosing and can be either empirical research or a literature-based study.

The part-time course is designed to suit busy professionals, with taught sessions taking place on Wednesday twilights (5pm-7pm). The course culminates in a dissertation on a topic of your choice, typically linked to your professional context.

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award (2017)
-£600 maintenance award to PGCE students with a household income below £42,875

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017

Faculty

You’ll benefit from the expertise of our tutors who are both experienced researchers with diverse research interests and excellent teachers. Many hold university awards for ‘excellence in teaching’ and ‘outstanding support for the student experience’.

Careers

This well-established course develops your skills in:
-Research and analysis
-Presentation and communication
-Critical reflection

This MA also deepens your knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice.

Our graduates succeed in a wide range of educational careers, nationally and internationally. For existing professionals, this course provides excellent career development and enables progression to leadership.

Visit the Education - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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