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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 yr FT

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Last Updated

    23 May 2017

Course content

About the course

During this one-year, full-time course you will explore theory and research relating to learning, teaching and assessment and educational policy. You may not have professional experience in teaching, but there is a school placement module in an educational setting as an optional part of this course (limited numbers).

Your career

We offer postgraduate courses that will launch your career in education or aid your continuing professional development.

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.

About us

We value creative teaching that challenges inequalities in the education system. We believe in increasing opportunities for education, for everyone. Our research has a direct impact on educational theory, policy and practice. We’re supporting the development of children, families and learning communities through dedicated research centres.

You’ll learn from world-class academics such as Professor Cathy Nutbrown and Professor Dan Goodley. Cathy, who teaches on three of our postgraduate courses, won an Outstanding Impact in Society award in 2013 for her work on literacy. Dan’s work on disability in education has been described as ground breaking.

Our research seminar programme gives you access to the latest findings, often before they’re published. The University’s library has online catalogues and databases, e-books and e-journals.

Structure, teaching and assessment

All MA courses follow a similar pattern with two core modules (1 and 4) and two subject-specific modules (2 and 3).

Teaching and learning takes place via lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion, active inquiry and investigations. Regular meetings with a personal tutor support and encourage your learning and understanding.

A weekly tutorial and a Study of Education course accompanies the taught modules.

There are no formal written examinations and assessment is by coursework and a 15–20,000-word dissertation.

Core modules

Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research; The Practice of Research; Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules

Choose two from: Reflections on Practice in Learning and Teaching; Globalisation and Education; Globalising Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy; Developmental Psychology; Psychology and Learning Communities; Quantitative Methodologies in Educational Research; Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research; Early Childhood 1: Development, Learning and Curriculum; Early Childhood 2: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education; Language Acquisition, Learning and Pedagogy; Language, Society and Education.

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