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MA Language Education


Course Description

This award provides an opportunity for practitioners in a range of educational and social settings to engage in substantial continuing professional development at Masters level, and in relation to complex and changing practice environments. In a context of significant shifts in education, health and welfare services, professional enquiry is based on the idea that questions about direction and purpose ‘come with the territory’ of practice. Developing knowledge and understanding, using judgement in reflective, responsive and responsible ways, and an orientation to values of social justice, are all part of being an engaged and active(ist) professional at a time of great change and as we all, in different ways, think about how best we might proceed.

MA Language Education challenges students to think deeply about their own professional contexts and settings, their place and role within this, and the possibilities for development, change, and generating practice knowledge and innovations.

We encourage applications from practitioners, professionals and leaders who might be working (or volunteering) in a diverse range of roles in education, health, social welfare/care, community, and other settings, and in the public, private, and voluntary or social enterprise sectors and who are interested in how language issues relate to their professional context.

Special Features

• Weekend attendance – you will only need to attend the University for one weekend per unit (Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime).
• The course offers October and February (or June by request) start dates
• Masters level continuing professional development tailored for your own context, priorities and interests, drawing on
multi/interdisciplinary perspectives
• A multi-professional student group for the cross-fertilisation of ideas, collaborative approaches and working with difference
• Places enquiry and purpose at the heart of professional practice
• Participation in a large, dynamic and forward-thinking taught postgraduate community
• Course design and delivery to fit with busy work, and other, commitments
• Possibility of accrediting prior experiential learning (APEL)

Visit the MA Language Education page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if they demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

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