The Professional Education and Training MA will develop the skills and knowledge needed to operate, manage and lead effectively in a role responsible for enhancing expertise and performance in the public or private sector, in professions such as accountancy, law or professional services, as well as adult, community, further, higher and professional education, or in work-based training and human resource development.
- Application dates All applicants: Open: 19 October 2015 Close: 29 July 2016
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest. Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements .
This programme will give students critical insight into a range of theories, perspectives and approaches for studying policies and practices in professional education and training and how they might apply these in their workplace. It will develop understanding of conceptual and analytical frameworks in professional education and training and how they can be used to develop expertise.
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 Professional Enquiry Professionalism and Expertise: Theories and Perspectives
- Optional Modules Learning and Teaching for Adults Learning and Working in International Contexts Perspectives on Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy Vocational Learning: Policy and Practice
- Dissertation/report All students submit either a dissertation of 20,000 words or a report of 10,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching is delivered both face-to-face and online and includes lectures, plenary discussion/question and answer sessions, small group work and tutorials. In addition, online students use whiteboard, audio channel, text chat, polling, discussion groups, desktop sharing and breakout rooms. Assessment is by written assignments, portfolio and a dissertation or report.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .
- IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships Value: Eligibility: Overseas students Criteria:
- IOE Centenary Research Scholarships Value: Eligibility: EU students Criteria:
- IOE COLFUTURO Fee Partnership Value: UCL provides a 50% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year) Eligibility: Overseas students Criteria: Based on academic merit
- IOE Commonwealth Distance Scholars Value: Fees and some expenses Eligibility: Overseas students Criteria:
- IOE CONICyT Fee Partnership Value: IoE provides a 20% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year) Eligibility: Overseas students Criteria:
This is a new MA programme. Graduates of similar programmes in this area are currently working in a variety of sectors. Some are working as lecturers in FE, adult and community learning and higher education institutions, while others have jobs as human resources managers or consultants. Graduates in this area can also be found working as academic standards and quality managers and team leaders in adult education.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Department of Education, Practice and Society is a multi-disciplinary department at UCL Institute of Education bringing together a diverse community of researchers with expertise in the social sciences who have a common interest in exploring learning in all its settings (formal, non-formal and informal).
The department has extensive expertise and experience in research, knowledge transfer and consultancy in the UK, Europe and Asia, working closely with transnational bodies, such as, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, government departments (Department for Education, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) as well as with regional organisations, employer organisations, national institutes, and international organisations.
Application and next steps
- Applications Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply? This programme is designed for those working in the private or public sector in a management, leadership or development role responsible for enhancing the expertise and performance of their team. This includes professionals working in accountancy, law, professional services, adult, community, further and higher education, work-based training and human resource development.
What are we looking for? When we assess your application we would like to learn: - why you want to study Professional Education and Training at graduate level - why you want to study Professional Education and Training at UCL - what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme - how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme - where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.