The Science Education MA aims to reflect contemporary theory in all aspects of practice in science education: international, formal and informal. Participants study with an international group and tutors are leaders in their research fields.
The Science Education MA will increase understanding of the academic theory of science education. It enables students to critically evaluate research and development in the field, apply scientific ideas to the practice of science education in formal and informal contexts and give insights into contemporary developments in science education.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme comprises three core modules (90 credits), and either one optional module (30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits), or two optional modules (60 credits) and a report (30 credits).
Core modules -Foundations of Science Education -Understanding Research -What is Education?
Optional modules - Students take either one or two recommended optional modules from a range.
Dissertation/report All students undertake either a dissertation or a report in either science education or in integrated research.
Teaching and learning The programme is taught face-to-face and online. The core module, Foundations of Science Education, is studied with seven sessions face-to-face and three involving online tasks. The recommended modules can be studied face-to-face, online, or through a short intensive summer programme.
Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas: teachers and lecturers in all phases of formal education, primary, secondary and tertiary; researchers; policymakers; the informal education sector such as museums, field study centres and science centres.
Top career destinations for this degree: -Secondary School Teacher (A level Chemistry), Unspecified High School -Secondary School Teacher (Deputy Curriculum Leader for Science, Unspecified School and Sports College -Sixth Form Teacher (Chemistry), Brunei
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for geography, business, mathematics, history, religious education, citizenship and science education.
The department provides an impressive range of cutting-edge programmes. In addition we offer a first-class PhD programme and staff are actively involved in an extensive range of innovative, nationally and internationally acclaimed research and development projects
The Science Education MA is one of the few science-specific education Master's degrees in the UK. It covers contemporary practice in all sectors of science education and offers opportunities to study throughout the programme with world leaders in their field.
The minimum entry requirement is a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. However, those who do not meet the minimum requirements should contact the Programme Leader. Work experience will be taken into account
Recipient: University College London
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