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Masters degrees in Education explore advanced topics in pedagogy (the theory and practice of education) as well as individual teacher training for schools, higher education and specialist roles.
Many courses are designed for students wishing to become qualified teachers, but some also provide continuing professional development (CPD) for existing practitioners.
Postgraduate Education degrees include teacher training qualifications (such as the PGCE), as well as academic programmes such as the M.Ed (Masters in Education). Shorter courses are also available in topics such as TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Foreign Languages) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
Vocational training courses will be delivered through a mixture of taught units and professional placements. Academic Masters in Education will include more scope for research and theoretical work.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of postgraduate courses in Education are designed to lead to a career in teaching. This isn't all there is to a PGCE or an M.Ed though. Education is a diverse profession, with opportunities to focus on different age groups and subject areas or on teaching children with disabilities or other special needs.
You won't necessarily be restricted to working within a school, either. Professional teacher training is gaining ground in higher education as university lecturers focus on the way they teach (as well as what they teach). Employment is also available with private tutoring companies or international language training businesses. Other organisations with education roles include museums, galleries and even local councils.
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Have you thought about your future as one of innovation, change, education and excellence? Are you keen to take your nursing knowledge and skills to postgraduate level and develop your educational role? MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education) offers a recordable Nursing and Midwifery Council qualification that could be your route to a career teaching in academic or clinical settings. Read more
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education) provides you with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which will enable you to meet the NQT standards it is designed to provide professional development for practicing teachers. Read more
The University of Birmingham’s School of Education is one of the best schools in the UK to study social research as can be seen by its results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 which shows that more than 81 per cent of all its research was rated as internationally excellent (3*) or world leading (4*). Read more
Do you want to teach at secondary level in professional practice whilst learning with a combination of E-learning and face to face workshops? This programme is part time by distance learning whilst you study at University of Aberdeen across eight weekends. Read more
Do you want to teach at primary level in Scotland? If you are interested in primary teaching you may be interested in a programme which combines all the essential aspects of teacher training and combines online learning with face to face activities during your weekend to allow you to travel to University of Aberdeen from a wider local authority catchment area to study here. Read more
This course delivers high-quality research methods training, including practical experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software packages and detailed analysis related to research epistemology and the philosophy of social science. . Read more
The MA Education (Comparative and International Perspectives) pathway focuses on the similarities and differences between structures, processes, dynamics, policies and practices of different education systems. Read more
The degree of Bachelor of Arts (Education) in the Intercultural Teacher Education programme offers basic competences for the prospective educational professional and provides the basis for the Master’s studies. Read more
The MA in Education is offered in Swansea University’s School of Education (SUSE). The MA in Education is a flexible programme, reflecting the nature of education including education research, policy and practice. Read more
Choose a postgraduate programme in sport at Moray House School of Education and Sport and join a world-leading university where you’ll be part of a vibrant and stimulating postgraduate community located in the heart of one of Europe’s finest cities.
The Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences transforms the lives of students by providing an education enabling them to become creative and confident contributors to society. We are dedicated to impactful research and inspirational learning that combines teaching with work placements.
At Bangor you’ll study in a school that has a long tradition and an established reputation in the field of teacher education.
A range of courses developed with public sector organisations within the education, teaching, business, health, law and psychology spheres.
Gain a global postgraduate degree at a forward-thinking university.
Our postgraduate programmes at Moray House School of Education and Sport span a vast range of disciplines, combining high-quality teaching with leading research in a global, stimulating and supportive environment. Our programmes will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to enhance your career or to pursue further study.
At the School of Education, our faculty, staff, and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay Area and beyond
Falmouth University is renowned as one of the world’s leading hubs for creativity and innovation – redefining creative education for over 100 years. A multi-arts university, Falmouth is committed to preparing its students for the global job market through its world-class programmes.