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Full Time MA Degrees in Education, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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The MA Education is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. Read more
The MA Education is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts.

While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

The overall purpose of the Masters programmes is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to you and your organisation.

A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering students:

-a range of exit points en-route to a full Masters programme
-a range of module options to create a personally and professionally meaningful qualification
-a range of modes of delivery to take account of individual needs and professional contexts

Course Content

Enhancing your capacity for systematic inquiry is fundamental to the MA in Education. There is therefore one core module which
enables you to develop the confidence and competence to embed inquiry in your everyday practice as an educator. This 30- credit module is Planning Practice Based Inquiry and it is compulsory for all course members.

To achieve an MA Education you need to successfully complete four 30-credit modules and a dissertation.

As well as general teaching modules, students are able to study a range of specialist themes including:

• Educational Leadership and Management
• Higher Education
• Human Relations
• Learning, Technology and Education
• Special Needs

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

The School of Education welcomes approaches from educational organisations looking for a bespoke programme for their own staff, perhaps in collaboration with other local organisations (e.g. feeder schools, special schools, PRU, FE colleges, integrated services) to create or develop a local network of educators learning together.

Assessment

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words or equivalent.

The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be 12,000 – 15,000 words (or their equivalent) in one of the selected modules or an approved topic.

Course Structure

The MA in Education can be completed over 1 year of full-time study or part-time over 2 to 4 years.

For individuals
The MA Education offers a flexible approach to planning your study. As an individual there are different modes of study available to you:

• Ten weekday twilight sessions over the course of a semester or academic year;
• Five weekend days over the course of a semester;
• Summer School *
• Available as an online programme

*Summer School takes place annually over a two week period commencing the last week in July. Summer School offers the opportunity to study one or two 30-credit modules in intensive teaching blocks, with continued academic support available during the subsequent period of self-guided study. Summer School modules can be combined with modules provided during other semesters. It is also possible to study four modules over two Summer School periods.

For cohorts
Staff from the School of Education will deliver the modules on your own premises or in a local community setting for a group of 10 or more staff, and sessions will be scheduled by negotiation with group members. These may take place in any of the following formats or a combination of all three:

• during twilight sessions after school;
• on Inset days;
• weekend or holiday day.

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

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This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Read more
This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Although it is not a teaching degree and does not provide QTS, it is ideal for those who have completed an accredited teacher-training programme or degree and wish to study the field of education further.

The course allows you to investigate a range of issues impacting on education in general and your own field in particular. We want you to challenge your thinking.

Each module has an assignment attached to it that is linked to your own experience, applying theory and practice and ensuring that your own working practices gain practical benefits from your study.

Specialist pathways

Choose from four pathways:

MA Education
MA Educational Leadership and Management
MA Special and Inclusive Education
MA Teaching and Learning

How will I learn?

You will study five modules. Research Skills and Education Policy and Practice are taught in a classroom environment. The other three modules are based around supported tutorials with tutors and peers. You will have an initial tutorial to discuss your direction and aims within the module. Further tutorials are available dependent on mutual need.

All modules, except for Reflection on Continuing Professional Development Experience, are research projects based on your area of professional interest. You will discuss your research proposal during your tutorials with your named supervisor and then be expected to study independently for around 300 hours over that 16 week module. Your final dissertation takes place over a longer period.

Taught sessions and tutorials are at our Clifton campus. The course can on occasion be undertaken in your own institution by prior arrangement. A part-time study mode is also available.

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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The MA Learning, Technology and Education is an internationally recognised qualification and designed for those who have an interest in the design and implementation… Read more
The MA Learning, Technology and Education is an internationally recognised qualification and designed for those who have an interest in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning and the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology and have an interest in educational practice as mediated by new information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The design and implementation of technology-supported learning will be addressed at a variety of levels: societal and social levels of organisation (e.g., governments, institutions, and learning communities). However, the course will give special attention to the more psychological level concerned with your experience of learning or teaching. If you wish to develop design skills in relation to ICT, you are able to take elective modules in Computer Science.

The course will provide a degree of direct practical experience in using new educational technology. It does not aim to give extensive hands-on guidance in how to use such resources, the focus is more on the societal, social and psychological underpinnings of learning with new technology. Although this will certainly involve encounters with state-of-the-art applications and practices, the present curriculum should provide you with a very sound basis for informed and reflective practice in all areas of ICT and education.

An innovative feature of the course is its development under the auspices of the University’s Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), which is a collaboration between the Schools of Psychology, Education and Computer Science.

Course Content

The Learning, Technology and Education course is composed four 30-credit modules and a dissertation. There are three core modules and an elective option:-

- Social Contexts of Educational Technology
- Theorising Learning
- Educational Technology Research Methods
Elective:
- New Directions in Computer Assisted Learning
or it may be possible to take other modules totalling 30 credits at the discretion of the course leader.

Please note all the module details are subject to change

Assessment
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks.

The dissertation module entails a substantial piece of self-directed research work of 12,000-15,000 words (or equivalent) that is agreed with and supervised by a member of the course team. It may be empirical in nature or library-based.

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Technology and Education.

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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This programme is designed for teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or those working in a related profession who are:-. Read more
This programme is designed for teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or those working in a related profession who are:-

• keen to build on existing knowledge and experience;
• interested in improving career prospects;
• planning to take up a more senior position in their institution;
• interested in researching their own teaching or applying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD/EdD)
after completing a Masters programme.

Course Content

This course comprises three 20-credit core modules, plus a further four 15-credit elective modules and a dissertation.

The core modules currently offered are:-

The Language Learner and Language Learning
Applied Linguistics for TESOL
Developments in TESOL Methodology

Up to eight elective modules will be offered each year, depending on recruitment. One of the two electives may be chosen, by negotiation, from electives offered by the School of Education, the School of English Studies or the Centre for English Language Education. Electives will normally be run only for a minimum of eight students.

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

Assessment

Each 20-credit modules is assessed by a written assignment of 3,500-4,000-words or equivalent.

The dissertations is an original piece of work and should be 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) in one of the selected modules or an approved topic.

Course Structure

The MA in TESOL can be completed over 1 year of full-time study or part-time over 2-4 years.

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL.

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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The MA Educational Leadership and Management is designed for those who are interested in or presently working as middle and senior managers and leaders in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. Read more
The MA Educational Leadership and Management is designed for those who are interested in or presently working as middle and senior managers and leaders in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. It will:

- improve understanding of leadership practices in national and international social, cultural, political and policy contexts
strengthen knowledge of leadership and change management
- utilise existing and emerging international research-informed knowledge of educational leadership
- engage in critical discussion of a range of practices in the leadership and management of other adults in organisations
- enable a deeper critical understanding of the organisation, and the environment in which course members operate
- promote the development of yourself, your colleagues and your organisation

A unique focus is the emphasis upon supporting practice based inquiry through which theories may be applied to practice in the workplace.

The programme is taught by experienced specialist staff with outstanding national and international reputations and teaching is informed by current research.

Course Content

The programme comprises four 30-credit modules, plus a dissertation.

• Leading Practice Based Inquiry
• Understanding Individual and Organisational Development
• Effective Leadership and Change in Education
• Issues in Educational leadership

Please note that all module details are subject to change

Part-time study - the programme can be taken through Summer School only, with additional virtual learning support. Normally two modules will be studied each year.

Full-time study - the programme can be taken full-time over one academic year, with additional seminar support.

Cohort applications
We welcome approaches from educational organisations who may wish to develop a bespoke cohort programme.

Schools/groups of schools may negotiate sequence, timings and locations for two of the modules, which may be provided off site.

Assessment

Unless otherwise stated, each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words.

The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.

Course Structure

The programme is normally a minimum of one year full-time study or two years’ part-time study, during which the participants attend sessions which may be in a range of patterns such as block weeks, weekdays, evenings, weekends or Summer School.

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management.

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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In recent years, the field of foreign language teaching at many levels has expanded to include Mandarin Chinese. Read more
In recent years, the field of foreign language teaching at many levels has expanded to include Mandarin Chinese.

If you are a Chinese language teacher keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, or a teacher of another subject wishing to move into this exciting field, the MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) can help you specialise in a fast-growing area of language education.

The course is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Whether you would like to develop a career in Chinese teaching in the UK or overseas, we would like to help you achieve your goal.

The course aims to develop your understanding of Mandarin Chinese as a linguistic system. It will examine current issues in language teaching methodology and research, and focus on the characteristics of language learners, and how programmes can be designed and delivered in a variety of teaching contexts.

Building on the University’s commitment to internationalisation and reflecting the University’s strong ties with China, the course draws on a wide range of intellectual sources.

Course Content and Sturcture

The course stars in September and can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. It involves three 20-credit core modules, followed by four 15-credit elective modules, and finally a 60-credit dissertation. There are Postgraduate Dioloma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points.

Core Modules:
• The Language Learner and Language Learning
• Applied Linguistics for Teaching Mandarin Chinese
• Developments in Language Teaching Methodology

Elective Modules:
• Cross-Cultural Communication in Language Teaching
• Research Methods in Teaching and Learning Languages
• Materials Evaluation & Design
• Learning to Train
• Technology Enhanced Language Learning
• Learner Autonomy

Each 20-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words. 15-credit elective modules are assessed through 3,000-word assignments. The dissertation (between 12,000 and 15,000 words) is based on a negotiated topic, arising from study through the course.

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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This course is designed for teachers or other professionals who have an interest in increasing their knowledge and skills in the field of special needs. Read more
This course is designed for teachers or other professionals who have an interest in increasing their knowledge and skills in the field of special needs.

The course contains both taught and experiential elements. It covers the theoretical aspects of each area, practical strategies and aspects of self-development. The course is also supplemented by seminars and workshops about study & research skills as well as additional needs such as sensory impairments, speech and language difficulties, and severe learning difficulties.

Students also have the opportunity to volunteer at local schools to gain greater experience via the University’s Active Communities programme. (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/active-communities/)

Course Content

This course comprises four core 30-credit modules and dissertation.

The current modules covered by the MA are:

Understanding and Supporting Students with Reading Difficulties/Dyslexia
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Behaviour and Relationship Management: from theory to practice
Understanding and Supporting Mental Health

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

Assessment

Two modules are assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words, one module via a reflective journal and one module by a paper presentation.

The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be 12,000 – 15,000 words (or their equivalent) in one of the selected modules or an approved topic.

Course Structure

The MA in Special Needs can be completed over 1 year of full-time study or 2 to 4 years of part-time study.

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Special Needs.

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University of Nottingham School of Education
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The MA Trauma Studies programme addresses the wide range of needs of professionals who work in settings where people are experiencing, or have experienced trauma. Read more
The MA Trauma Studies programme addresses the wide range of needs of professionals who work in settings where people are experiencing, or have experienced trauma. Increasingly, it is recognised that adopting a person-centred approach offers flexibility in addressing the complex, challenging, intercultural needs of those who have experienced trauma in a diverse range of contexts.

Participation in the programme will enable you to develop, extend and deepen your knowledge of theory and practice.
It will also help you to develop expertise in psychosocial aspects of helping, psychotherapy and counselling work within a variety of settings and for work with individuals, groups and communities experiencing trauma.

The programme will employ an inclusive notion of trauma. You willbe able to draw from the broad range of existing knowledge, skills and research of staff in the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth. You will learn experientially through workshops and seminars aimed at developing your own personal awareness, therapeutic skills and knowledge.

Course Content

The MA Trauma Studies can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time, and is designed to be accessible for working professionals. The MA involves two 60-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation.

Modules
• Theories for Practice: Issues and Contexts
• Research Applications and Methods: Individual, Group and Organisational Contexts.

Each 60-credit module is assessed by submission of a portfolio. The portfolio is comprised of a range of assignment tasks selected and identified to match your own specific learning needs. Prior to submission of the portfolio, you will collaboratively engage in a process of combined formative tutor, peer and self assessment.

The dissertation is an original piece of research and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or equivalent) agreed with your academic tutor.

Completing the course on a full-time basis will require you to attend taught classroom sessions for a total of 10 full days per semester. For part time students attendance will be equal to five full days each semester.

The classroom teaching for the module taught in semester two will be completed before June. You will commence your dissertation project during semester two which will run in parallel to taught elements of the course.

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Nottingham Trent University School of Arts & Humanities
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The MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is ideal for those with no or very little prior English language teaching experience (less than two years) who wish to become an English language teacher to speakers of other languages. Read more
The MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is ideal for those with no or very little prior English language teaching experience (less than two years) who wish to become an English language teacher to speakers of other languages.

[Why choose this course?]]

It is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to excel as an English language teaching professional in a global environment.

The course has a very practical focus. You'll have the opportunity to take a one-year module on practical teaching. You will be involved in demonstrating a range of teaching methods in practical sessions, designing teaching materials, planning lessons and tests.

Special features

Our teaching methods encourage active participation in group work, discussion and exchange of ideas, with the aim of developing students' critical and analytical skills. We very much value the range of perspectives that students from different socio-cultural contexts bring to teaching and learning.

The profile of course participants is very international, including most recently Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the UK.

Our teaching staff are experts in their field of English Language Teaching, with many having taught English abroad.

We offer a high level of in-sessional support designed specifically around the needs of students, both in classes and on an individual basis. We provide one-to-one help with assignment and dissertation writing and are always happy to make appointments with students who want to talk privately about their work and progress.

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Nottingham Trent University School of Arts & Humanities
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This course is designed for experienced English as a Foreign Language teachers, who are seeking opportunities to enhance their professional development and career opportunities. Read more
This course is designed for experienced English as a Foreign Language teachers, who are seeking opportunities to enhance their professional development and career opportunities.

Why choose this course

This course intends to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of English language teaching. It aims to develop your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the links between teaching, academic research, and theories of language learning and teaching.

Our teaching methods encourage active participation in group work, discussion and exchange of ideas, with the aim of developing students’ critical and analytical skills. We very much value the range of perspectives that students from different socio-cultural contexts bring to teaching and learning.

The profile of course participants is very international, including most recently Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the UK.

Our teaching staff are experts in their field of English Language Teaching, with many having taught English abroad. We provide one-to-one help with assignment and dissertation writing and are always happy to make appointments with students who want to talk privately about their work and progress.

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