Top-up to a master's: if you are an educator who wants to dig deeper into the factors underpinning effective teaching, this MA is for you. It's an ideal opportunity to carry out influential research, develop your skills and gain the qualification you need to achieve a leadership role.
If you are passionate about education, already have a PGCE and want to advance your teaching expertise and research skills, this MA is for you. Employers looking to fill leadership and advanced practitioner roles are increasingly looking for candidates with a master's level understanding of the sector. It's also an ideal choice for those who want to build a career in educational research.
This course is a highly structured part-time route to gaining a higher qualification in your field. We've designed this course for educational professionals working in a range of areas including: • primary education • secondary education • higher and further education • practice education in health and social care.
What will this course cover?
Building on your existing knowledge of your area of practice, you will develop your research, analysis and critical thinking skills. You will also improve your professional practice by understanding more about educational theories and approaches. Your studies will enable you to take an in-depth look at current educational management practice, theory, research and policy.
The programme encourages you to apply principles in practice, providing you with the chance to study a particular area of education in-depth. We expect you to carry out a sustained research study that involves: • a critical review of current knowledge in a specific area of educational practice • blending different research findings • reaching appropriate conclusions
Through your research, you will also be able to make evidence-based recommendations relevant to your area of educational practice.
Year One • Applied Research Skills • Data Analysis and Interpretation
And one of the following choices: • Principles of Practice Education and Mentoring in the Practice Setting OR • Capturing Professional Education
Year Two • Postgraduate dissertation
• Year one - one to two days per week • Year two - attendance and tutorial support, negotiated with your supervisor
An MA in Education allows you to engage with a particular aspect of your practice in depth, giving you knowledge and expertise that enables you to lead.
Completing this course is also a springboard to further academic research, such as an EdD or PhD. Many of our graduates go on to become senior educators in primary, secondary and higher education, as well as published researchers.