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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-Time: 1 Year, Part-Time: 2 Years

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    UK/EU(2018 entry): £6,995, NON-EU: £12,900
    Fees are subject to change, please see the website for more detail.

  • Last Updated

    08 August 2018

Course content

Education is much more than the study of teaching. Our programme is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice.

The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context.

This course is for both prospective teachers and non-teachers who are looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then this course would be ideally suited to you (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). Most of our students are attracted by the academic nature of this award, by its habit of enabling new thinking about things that seemed like common sense.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

You will gain a deep insight into education through discussing topics and questions such as the nature of learning; teaching in different countries and cultures; education and the economy; how marketing affects education; how education systems are managed; responsibility in curriculum and teaching; government control in education; and many more.

MODULE STRUCTURE

In the first trimester, you will study Language, Ideology and Education and Education and Society. Each is worth 30 credits.

In the second trimester, you will study Education Policy and Research Methods in Social Science. Each is worth 30 credits.

In the final trimester, you will go on to study and complete the Dissertation modules. These are worth the final 60 credits of the degree.

Please note modules are subject to change, for more information please go to the course webpage.

TEACHING METHODS

You’ll be taught through lectures and small group seminars. There are also individual tutorials and good opportunities for extended discussion with tutors. Analysis of ideas through discussion is the key to teaching and learning in the programme. Some lectures and seminars occur during the day. Others take place from late afternoon.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

There are no written exams and each module is assessed by coursework. Sometimes assessment is by verbal presentation.

For more information about teaching and assessment methods, please view the Course Handbook via the website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Many of our graduates seek new career paths to educational management, training or related fields. Some wish to continue their expertise in Education Studies and gain a broader and deeper view of education. Others wish to gain employment in, say, a museum or gallery setting, while others start with the intention of taking their studies further – to PhD level – and seek eventual employment in an academic institution.

For more information on opportunities please refer to our Course Webpage.


Visit the MA Education (Education Studies) page on the Bath Spa University website for more details!

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