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Full Time MA Degrees in Education, Derby, United Kingdom

We have 2 Full Time MA Degrees in Education, Derby, United Kingdom

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90% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course, according to the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). Read more

Why choose this course:

• 90% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course, according to the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)
• You'll explore education in its fullest sense - from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies, and practices that influence, change and enhance it
• We offer a flexible approach to learning, enabling you to earn a broad-based degree or specialise in a particular area of focus by taking one of our pathways
• You will receive a range of professional development opportunities, from early years through to secondary school, further education, higher education, and in the community
• Our teaching team are friendly and approachable with specialist knowledge, which they pass on to you. You can be sure that you'll be up to date with the latest theory and practice.

About the course:

During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest.

Our course is delivered by a highly experienced educational team with expertise across the range of educational sectors. Our tutors are friendly and approachable and will pass their specialist knowledge on to you, ensuring you are up to date with the latest theory and practice.

We welcome students from both the UK and abroad, which will give you the chance to make new friends from around the world, while developing your intercultural communication skills and cross-cultural understanding.

We offer you the opportunity to gain a broad-based masters degree in education or specialise by taking one of the following pathways:
Early Years
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Leadership and Management
Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
Lifelong Learning
Special Educational Needs and Disability
If you choose to study part-time, there are also a range of other pathways available. Find out more about studying MA Education (part-time).

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This course leads to professional qualification through the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), which is awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI). Read more

Why choose this course:

• This course leads to professional qualification through the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), which is awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI).

• This broad-based programme is rooted in practice and integrates various approaches to providing career support (including career guidance, career coaching and career education)

• You’ll explore the language of ‘career education and coaching’ which aligns the course with contemporary thinking about the skills base of the profession.

• You will undertake work placements to gain valuable real world experience

• You’ll be taught by staff from the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), a world leading centre for the study of career development. This provides you with a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from recognised thought leaders and influencers in the field.

About the course:

This flexible course will suit individuals working or wishing to work in a variety of settings within the sector, including education, the community and the workplace. You will explore the theories, policies and practices of career education, guidance and coaching, and the framework for professional practice. There is an emphasis on technology and the use of technology to support the delivery of career development interventions.

You will have the opportunity to explore practice in a range of career development contexts including:

• the development of working relationships with clients
• partnership working
• the development and provision of career, labour market information, technology and social media to support career development

You will also have the chance to develop the necessary research skills to operate within a research context, before undertaking a work-based research project.

You will be taught by members of iCeGS, who are experts in the area of career guidance. You will also have access to the iCeGS library and archive of career literature and research, as well as extra-curricular activities such as the iCeGS annual lecture, research seminars and workshops.

Throughout the course you will gather the necessary evidence for your QCD portfolio with support from our teaching team.

To gain your QCD, you are required to undertake 20 days of work-based placements. You may already be based in a suitable workplace, but if you wish to explore a different setting or don’t currently have access to one, we will support you to find a suitable work placement. Our teaching team have extensive networks of career development providers, so you may have access to placements in settings such as schools, colleges, universities, research centres, and large organisations who employ career development practitioners in a range of roles, including human resources and talent management.

You will also be required to undertake an additional 10 days of related work-based learning, which includes activities such as careers fairs and visits to employers.

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