This MA will increase a student's understanding of the literature and concepts of geography education, while advancing their professional skills and developing their knowledge for successful subject leadership.
This programme offers students the opportunity to develop a personal response to the challenges of geography education, looking at the contribution geography will make to educating young people in the future. It will also encourage students to seek publication for excellent pieces of coursework and research and will advance professional skills and knowledge of successful geography subject leadership.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), and either two optional modules (60 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits), or three optional modules (90 credits) and a report (30 credits).
Core modules -Leading the Geography Curriculum -What is Education?
Optional modules -Issues of Concern in Education or an approved elective module from across the UCL IOE offering. -Leading the Geography Curriculum -Students submitting a report (please see below) choose an additional elective module.
Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 19,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word report.
Teaching and learning This programme is delivered via online learning, with optional face-to-face sessions or equivalent online sessions. It is assessed by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words (essays, articles, curriculum artefacts such as schemes of work or virtual learning environment projects, and reports) and a 20,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word report.
Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teachers, heads of humanities, heads of geography and senior managers in primary and secondary schools, while others have jobs as policy-makers and education consultants. Graduates can also be found working as geography teacher training tutors and PhD students.
Top career destinations for this degree: -Secondary School Teacher (Head of Geography), Edmonton County School -Secondary School Teacher (Head of Geography), Lawrence Sheriff School -Secondary School Teacher (Head of Geography), Lincroft School -Secondary School Teacher (Head of Geography), St Paul's Girls' School -Secondary School Teacher (Head of Geography), Wilmington Grammar School for Girls
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Department at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for geography, business, mathematics, history, religious education, citizenship and science education.
The department provides an impressive range of cutting-edge MA and CPD courses, variously presented in face-to-face, distance learning or mixed mode formats. In addition we offer a first-class PhD programme and staff are actively involved in an extensive range of innovative, nationally and internationally acclaimed, research and development projects.
The department's student population is very diverse: students on initial teacher education programmes, practising teachers and a rich and diverse range of international students.