Teachers, education professionals and recent graduates can take this opportunity to enhance their practice by reflecting on their own personal and professional experiences and developing further skills, knowledge and understanding of aspects of specific interest.
This course is available for full-time and part-time study. If you choose the full-time route, the course has a distinct international and comparative perspective, while the part-time option features optional additional modules relating to teacher-led research, mathematics and early years.
All of the teaching for this course is in small group format, such as seminars and workshops, enabling you to engage in discussion and debate. You will also be able to attend research seminars, day courses and other educational activities. Underpinning all of what we teach is the linking of theory and practice, allowing you to critically reflect on work-based issues, concerns and developments.
The MA in Education is available in various formats to suit your needs and what you are interested in. The full-time option is particularly targeted at international students, with a comparative flavour, while the part-time route has a self-reflective approach. For a more detailed subject focus, we also offer an Early Years pathway, English Language Teaching pathway, Management and Leadership pathway, Mathematics pathway and an MA in SEN and Inclusion.
If you choose to take the full-time route, there are four modules that must usually be studied:
Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other students and professional colleagues in order to develop critical approaches to your study of education and your practical teaching.
We have a long standing reputation for high quality teaching and research and we are dedicated to transforming the lives of children and young people in the UK and around the world.
With a thriving community of practice, the Early Years department has a well-earned national reputation. Our tutors have all taught in schools and are experts in their own disciplines within the Early Years field.
Our MA Education Early Years Pathway offers opportunities for graduates who work in early years to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills in ways that are ‘inspiring and eye opening: it will change the way you think’ (MA Education Early Years Pathway student).
This course enables you to:
Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other professional colleagues and specialist tutors in order to develop a secure understanding of the issues and dynamics of Early Years teaching, ultimately informing your professional practice.
There are three levels of qualification available through the MA. If you study two specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years). If you study four specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Years). If you complete four modules and a dissertation or research thesis, you will receive the full MA in Education (Early Years).