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Masters Degrees in Study Skills

We have 31 Masters Degrees in Study Skills

Masters degrees in Study Skills offer advanced training in the techniques for developing efficient individual ability and learning efficacy.

Taught MA courses are typical for this field, though shorter Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are also available. Entry requirements include an undergraduate degree in any subject. Work experience may be accepted in some cases.

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With children and young people developing sophisticated IT skills even earlier, they expect teachers to use this technology to help them learn. Read more

With children and young people developing sophisticated IT skills even earlier, they expect teachers to use this technology to help them learn. Our online course is designed to match that expectation. Technology is now being used in all education sectors to enhance learning, meaning the onus is on practitioners to develop their skills and use them to support learners and learning within their professional practice.

You'll explore a range of technologies and learning methods across a range of environments ad consider how they can most effectively be used to enhance teaching.

By experiencing the use of these technologies within their own area of study, learners will develop an understanding and appreciation of how they can be used within their own practice.Upon completion you'll have the skills and knowledge to be leading exponents of technology enhanced learning.

Key Course Features

  • The programme is delivered entirely online and is accessible to students from countries all over the world.
  • The course has been designed to suit practitioners working across a range of teaching and training contexts.
  • Participants will develop professional and personal networks encouraging collaboration, peer-peer learning and support.
  • Upon successful completion participants will have the skills and knowledge to be leading exponents of TEL and will be at the forefront of the field.
  • The course holds Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) recognition.

What Will You Study?

Each module makes use of a study calendar and content provided through on-line documents, podcasts, video, synchronous and asynchronous conferencing (using text, audio and video), blogs, wiki pages, web links, file sharing and social networking facilities. Participants also take part in activities which involve them using these technologies to collaborate, share reflections and to construct elements of e-learning material that they can evaluate for use within their own professional context.

By experiencing the use of these technologies within their own study, learners gain an understanding and appreciation of how these could be deployed in their own teaching and gain an insight into the nature of on-line study from the perspective of the student.

Tutors (or ‘coaches’) aim to provide a secure and supportive environment within which participants can explore areas of TEL appropriate to their own professional context. Participants are encouraged to participate in forum debates and to develop communities of practice.

Participants learn with and from each other and are supported as they develop independent skills in finding and evaluating information. In all modules participants are encouraged to relate their studies to their own professional context. Assignments are also rooted in professional practice.

MODULES

YEAR 1

The first year’s study comprises three 20 credit modules. Successful completing of these three modules constitutes the Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Technology:

-Pedagogy and Practice

-Technology and Design

-Implementation and Management

YEAR 2

The second year’s study comprises three 20 credit modules. Successful completing of these three modules constitutes the Postgraduate Diploma Learning and Technology:

-Innovation and Practice

-Accessibility and Assessment in the Digital Age

-E-research and digital scholarship

YEAR 3

The final year consists of the 60 credit research dissertation. Students will be allocated a supervisor, with appropriate research or subject expertise, to support them throughout the process of carrying out the research and writing the dissertation.

Students have the opportunity to submit for assessment either a ‘traditional’ dissertation or a journal-format article. The dissertation / journal-format article is an independent study, involving the collection and analysis of data from primary sources, carried out by individual students on a topic of their choice.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment and Teaching

All modules, with the exception of the dissertation are assessed through coursework. Each module normally has two assignments and these are designed to reflect the professional practice of the student.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this course will equip individuals with the skills and expertise to exploit new technologies effectively in their teaching or training context. Recent research has shown that, even very young, students now have sophisticated IT skills and expect their tutors to use technology to facilitate their learning; this course will help you match these expectations.

There is a growing demand across the educational environment for individuals who have the knowledge and skills to use technology effectively; successful completion of this course will demonstrate such attributes. Some of our previous students include people working in higher and further education, schools, the NHS and the private sector.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.



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Your programme of study

Are you an educator of any description? Do you work in Schools, youth work, community arts, adult and community learning, educational challenges, housing, planning, social work or link professions or organisations? This programme offers you the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge towards enriching your practice and promotional opportunities within this sector. The programme does not impede on your ability to work, in fact it is a complementary study programme which you can use in your working life or voluntary work.

The programme contains a mix of online and campus (blended) learning and this opens up opportunities to work with the Creative Learning Team at Aberdeen City Council and other departments and it ensures that skills and knowledge you gain are of industry relevant standard. The programme is also a work based route to obtain the Community Learning and Development professional qualification.

This programme is of relevance to those already working within Community Learning and Development or individuals who want to move into these areas and do offer some voluntary work or experience in order to progress into this field. It can be a hugely rewarding area in terms of educational value to individuals and communities and progression routes for those people either within work or social experiences which add to their employability and life experience. There are many charities, heritage attractions, museums and other organisations which rely on community involvement to educate others.

Courses listed for the programme

Compulsory Courses for MSc

  • Planning in Partnership with Communities
  • Work-based Project/Dissertation

Optional Courses

  • Ethical Relationships in Practice
  • Changing Practices in Community Work

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

programme web pahttps://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/967/community-learning-and-development/

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by experts with research and experience in Community Learning and Development work and collaborations to ensure relevance and knowledge.
  • The programme offers you an opportunity to work whilst you study with some campus based activities. You can apply your new knowledge directly into your work situation whilst you learn.

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Online
  • Combination

International Student Fees 2017/2018

£925 per module

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Find out more about fees

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

Your Accommodation

Campus Facilities

Find out more about living in Aberdeen and living costs



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Course Description. The Introduction to Master's-Level Study online short course (Academic Threshold Concept), introduces you to the concepts and skills required for successful study of the Master’s programmes delivered by the Centre for Professional Practice. Read more

Course Description

The Introduction to Master's-Level Study online short course (Academic Threshold Concept), introduces you to the concepts and skills required for successful study of the Master’s programmes delivered by the Centre for Professional Practice.

 This is an online course, no attendance is required. To access it you will be using the University of Kent's Virtual Learning Environment.

This is a self-guided study resource comprising two parts plus a third part for those wishing to gain academic credit.

• Part I: an introduction to the skills needed to research and write assignments at Masters' level.

• Part II: an introduction to concepts of learning at Master's level.

• Part III: assessment details (only required if seeking to gain academic credit).

From the course you develop skills in the following areas: the ability to communicate clearly in written formats in academic and professional workplace settings; manage complex information effectively and present this using a comprehensive range of learning resources; demonstrate a capacity for autonomous learning and the ability to access professional resources as appropriate.

By the end of the course you will be able to: understand and demonstrate the academic concepts required to advance professional practice in regard to scholarship; apply the conventions and techniques of academic writing to interpret knowledge and professional practice.  

On successful completion of Parts 1, 2 and 3 you are awarded 15 credits.

You can purchase Parts 1 & 2 at a total cost of £100 (this is non-credit bearing option).

For those wishing to go on to gain academic credit, the cost for Part 3 is £550. Note: Part 3 can only be purchased after purchasing and completing Parts 1&2.

As this is an online short course, students can start it at any time but it must be completed within 9 calendar months.



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Your programme of study. If you have interests relating to Autism and how it relates to the educational setting and teaching this programme gives you a range of learning, theory and perspectives to able to deliver learning and ensure that students reach their full potential in life. Read more

Your programme of study

If you have interests relating to Autism and how it relates to the educational setting and teaching this programme gives you a range of learning, theory and perspectives to able to deliver learning and ensure that students reach their full potential in life. It is a highly rewarding area of specialism where you are encouraged to understand inclusion, equality, social justice and partnership working.

You learn about Autism and research in this area plus strategies and approaches. There is also a an opportunity to work with individuals and parents to further your learning and application of your learning. By the end of the programme you will understand Autism, acquire support for learners, enquire professionally and apply knowledge to contribute to your learning environment. Many of the skills you learn with also be transferrable in some way to other unique needs in your educational environment enabling you to be an empathic and informed professional.

You learn:

  • Develop knowledge and inclusion, understand equity, social justice and participation techniques
  • Understand complex issues of Autism
  • Evaluate research
  • Review strategies and approaches
  • Develop collaborative partnership with individuals
  • Conduct enquiries to research and generate knowledge
  • Apply knowledge to understand autism or contribute to staff development

Careers other than teaching can include work in the charitable sector, social care, social work, health care, education, autism research and other services.

Courses listed for the programme

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Autism, Inclusion and Participation
  • Autism, Behaviour and Planning for Change

Year 2

  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature
  • Research Methods
  • Autism and Learning Controversies and Dilemmas

Year 3

  • Work - Based Project / Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/944/autism-learning/

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Education has been taught at Aberdeen since its inauguration as Kings College in 1495
  • You join a diverse student body with rich and lively debate within blended learning
  • The programme offers you opportunity for professional growth and further careers 

Where you study

  • Blended Learning
  • 12 Months, 24 Months or 36 Months Part Time
  • MEd, PG Dip, or PG Cert
  • September start

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Aberdeen Experience

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Your Accommodation

Campus Facilities

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Your programme of study

Masters in Education is specifically for teachers so that they can  progress their own interests and responsibilities and CPLD.  You are assessed in terms of activities and formative and summative elements and you can work your way towards 180 credits or choose to complete a PGDip or PGCert if you wish. The degree can empower you in your daily duties and provide a much richer experience for yourself and your students in terms of knowledge you can bring to your role. The degree can also be a useful element of progression within your area of work. You look at key policies shaping education and you lead change in a variety of policy and practice situations.

You follow your own interests within professional engagement from a list of available courses, taking Critical Approaches to Academic Literature and Research Methods. You can develop many more skills such as critical understanding and knowledge of major policy issues within education.

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by knowledgeable researchers and teachers within the education sector at Aberdeen
  • You develop critical understanding of theories and concepts, increase capability to analyse, and apply advanced knowledge to personal professional practice
  • You learn to exploit opportunities and use research to inform professional knowledge

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Part Time
  • 12 Months, 24 Months, 48 Months
  • September or January

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

Your Accommodation

Campus Facilities

Find out more about living in Aberdeen and living costs



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Your programme of study. To help you stay in the classroom this programme is offered online to enable you to work and study flexibly from anywhere in Scotland or internationally as this programme is also relevant in other countries. Read more

Your programme of study

To help you stay in the classroom this programme is offered online to enable you to work and study flexibly from anywhere in Scotland or internationally as this programme is also relevant in other countries. If you work in any context where a relationship is required to support an individual in learning. You are able to apply your learning directly into your teaching and widening participation in the classroom where you can positively affect the life opportunities of the next generation.

You develop your skills in pastoral care in order to support young people in their educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency. This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people. It aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting. 

Graduates of this programme have enriched their learning and application and some have benefited from promotion. We are able to offer you teaching lead research directly from our three broad interrelated themes of 'Communities and Partnerships,' 'Professional Learning and Teaching Education,' and 'Pedagogy and Innovation.' We also work in interdisciplinary research such as 'Pathways to a Healthy Life' and 'The North and the Environment.'

Courses listed for the programme

Compulsory Courses

Semester 1 

Choose from one guidance and one counselling module plus:

  • Care and Support in Action (Distance Learning)
  • Managing Personal Support in Schools
  • Counselling and Mentoring Approaches in Educational Settings
  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature
  • Research Methods
  • Work - Based Project / Dissertation

Optional

  • Personal and Social Development, Health and Wellbeing
  • Curriculum, Careers Guidance and Education for Enterprise

Semester 2

  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature
  • Research Methods

Optional

  • Personal and Social Development, Health and Wellbeing or Curriculum, Careers Guidance for Education for Enterprise

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You study a programme which is unique to Aberdeen as few other universities offer anything similar
  • The qualification can be applied immediately whilst you are learning within the classroom
  • The programme is accredited by University of Aberdeen and open to professionals in teaching, FE, Health, Social Work and Community Education

Where you study

  • Online
  • Part time
  • 12, 24, or 26 Months

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



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Our MA in Leading Learning offers you the knowledge and skills required to become an inspired and inspiring educational leader. If you hold, or aspire to hold, a management or leadership role in an education or training organisation, then this postgraduate course will be of interest to you. Read more

Our MA in Leading Learning offers you the knowledge and skills required to become an inspired and inspiring educational leader. If you hold, or aspire to hold, a management or leadership role in an education or training organisation, then this postgraduate course will be of interest to you.

What the course offers

The need for inspired and inspiring educational leaders has never been greater. The educational landscape is changing rapidly due to economic and social globalisation, technological innovation and the increased expectations or students, parents, employers and governments. With responsibility for leading this change comes exciting opportunities to shape the future of our young people. Aimed at existing educational professionals, this course is designed to help you develop the extraordinary set of skills and knowledge required to excel in this challenging but rewarding field.

Our experienced team offers knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin educational practice and leadership, along with an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the education sector. As well as reflecting on your own professional practice, we’ll encourage and support you to explore new educational enhancements and consider how you might implement them in your organisation.

We offer training in creative, assertive and effective leadership and in planning, implementing and evaluating change management solutions that are innovative, meaningful, ethical and productive. You’ll study the latest research in innovative educational leadership, including for primary and secondary education, and consider the implications of this knowledge for your own practice.

Course Highlights:

  • Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience.
  • We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.
  • Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent Master’s-level project.
  • You will have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working, problem solving, communication, numeracy and ICT skills.
  • You can explore the diversity of educational practice and learn how to balance subject knowledge, theoretical perspectives and professional best practice with creativity and originality in your own classroom and organisation.

Key Features:

  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts.
  • Inter-professional working is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • Intensive use of learning technologies and multimedia resources, such as virtual learning environments, cloud technologies and eLearning tools, enhance your ICT skills and raise your awareness of resources from across the educational spectrum.
  • Our well-stocked library offers a comprehensive selection of relevant texts and access to an extensive online database of multimedia sources including eJournals, podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks.

For more information, please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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Suitable for qualified teachers, lecturers and other education professionals, our Master’s in Educational Management is for those who aspire to take the lead in the education sector. Read more

Suitable for qualified teachers, lecturers and other education professionals, our Master’s in Educational Management is for those who aspire to take the lead in the education sector. Offering training in essential management and leadership skills, this course is designed to help you take your career to the next level.

What the course offers

Education is a highly complex and increasingly competitive sector. Schools, colleges, universities and other training organisations are under constant pressure to achieve greater successes with fewer resources. The need for inspiring, effective and knowledgeable leaders and managers is greater than ever and a multitude of opportunities are available to appropriately qualified individuals.

Aimed at existing education professionals, this course offers in-depth knowledge and understanding of the management and leadership concepts essential in the educational arena, as well as an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the sector. We offer a supportive environment in which you can explore interpersonal and organisational management issues and investigate the role of leaders and leadership in educational settings. We’ll encourage you to reflect on your own professional practice and guide you in your journey towards becoming a perceptive, responsive and decisive educational manager.

People are at the heart of education so you’ll study human resource management theory and practice including staff recruitment, retention and release. We also offer knowledge of key marketing concepts and strategies and how to deploy them effectively to maximise student enrolment in the increasingly competitive educational marketplace.

Course Highlights:

  • Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience.
  • We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.
  • Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent Master’s-level project.
  • You’ll have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working and leadership, problem solving, communication, numeracy and ICT skills.
  • You can explore the diversity of educational practice and learn how to balance subject knowledge, theoretical perspectives and professional best practice with creativity and originality in your own classroom and organisation.

Key Features:

  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts.
  • Inter-professional working is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • Intensive use of learning technologies and multimedia resources, such as virtual learning environments, cloud technologies and eLearning tools, enhance your ICT skills and raise your awareness of resources from across the educational spectrum.
  • Our well stocked library offers a comprehensive selection of relevant texts and access to an extensive online database of multimedia sources including eJournals, podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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This intensive summer programme enables graduates with one modern or community language to develop a second modern language (French) which can then be taught with confidence and accuracy to pupils during Key Stage 3. Read more
This intensive summer programme enables graduates with one modern or community language to develop a second modern language (French) which can then be taught with confidence and accuracy to pupils during Key Stage 3.

All SKE programmes in priority subjects are funded by National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL). Training bursaries are also available to eligible candidates.

More about this course

The course is a full-time, intensive face-to-face course running from the end of May to mid-to-late August. The course consists of whole group communicative language classes, supplemented by a mixed programme of films, small group conversation classes, cultural input and tutorials.

Integrated self-study, including London Metropolitan University's own online French programmes and virtual learning environment, will be a vital component of the course. You'll be expected to undertake 15 hours a week on this.

There is continuous assessment throughout the course.

To successfully complete the course you must:
-Attend fully and punctually
-Complete all self-study tasks set (including a weekly extended writing task)
-Complete in-class progress tests and end-of-course skills tests
-Compile a portfolio of work showing progress throughout the course and evidence of independent learning

By doing the above, students should aim to demonstrate CEFR B1/B2 (target level) in all four skills by the end of the course.

Modular structure

This is a full-time, intensive, face-to-face 12-week course running from end of May to late August, Monday to Friday, 10am-3.30pm.

The course consists of whole group communicative language classes (morning), supplemented by a mixed afternoon programme of films, small group conversation classes, cultural input and tutorials, as well as self-study.

Language level: Progression from CEFR A1/A2 to B1/B2.

After the course

Students are all expected to proceed to ITT and subsequent teaching careers in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL).

"I am currently teaching a lot of French in my Secondary School (The Heathland School). I teach nine lessons a week to students from KS3 and KS4 (this year taking Y11 for the first time). I teach classes in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 11, so a range of ages. Without the French Extension Course, I 100 per cent would never had found the time or effort to improve my French to an ability to teach it. Therefore, without it, I definitely wouldn't be teaching it as much as I do now (if at all). I believe that it is a great way for trainee teachers to get themselves another language to be able to teach (at least to KS3)." Lewis Dodge, The Heathland School. French Extension Course 2009. PGCE St. Mary's University College 2010/11.

Quote from external assessor

"My opinion about the London Metropolitan University French Extension course remains totally unchanged: it is a highly effective, high quality motivational course. The course team does not rest on its laurels. Directors, tutors and language assistants strive to offer students a better and better product. The team's clarity of purpose, its organised approach to the implementation of the plans, its caring monitoring of students' progress, achievements and needs, its good relationships with the students (as a group and as individuals), its willingness to hear and to respond to needs, all contributes to a course of high quality". Michèle Deane, external assessor

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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Develop your knowledge and career with our PG Dip Education, created for those working within teaching and education practices. Adding to the skills gained in our PG Cert course, this programme allows you to attain the knowledge and skills to engage in a range of processes to ensure ongoing professional development. Read more

Develop your knowledge and career with our PG Dip Education, created for those working within teaching and education practices.

Adding to the skills gained in our PG Cert course, this programme allows you to attain the knowledge and skills to engage in a range of processes to ensure ongoing professional development. These include research and enquiry, critical reflection and participation in discourse with relevant communities of practice.

During the course you’ll work with fellow professionals to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to critically review academic literature and apply the findings to practice, enhancing your own learning and teaching.

You’ll also develop key real-world skills including the ability to use methods which promote and facilitate inclusivity in education and equality of opportunity for learners. You’ll also discover the key issues in, and key skills required, to perform a specialised non-teaching role.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits).



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This postgraduate course is for teachers, lecturers and other education professionals interested in exploring the latest educational research and best practice findings from around the world. Read more

This postgraduate course is for teachers, lecturers and other education professionals interested in exploring the latest educational research and best practice findings from around the world. Learn how to critically evaluate the diversity of educational practice and implement the finest theories and methods in your own classroom.

What the course offers

Education is a global industry. It’s critical to the economic success of every nation and the personal empowerment of every individual. Aimed at existing education professionals, this contemporary and stimulating programme of study provides opportunities to critically evaluate current national and international developments in the educational arena. You’ll study the latest research into the globalisation of education and consider the implications of this knowledge for your own practice.

We aim to help you develop an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the education sector, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin educational practice and its diversity globally. As well as reflecting on your own professional practice, we’ll encourage and guide you in formulating creative solutions to complex educational problems.

Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent Master’s-level project. You’ll also have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working and leadership, problem solving, communication, numeracy and ICT skills.

Course Highlights:

  • Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience.
  • We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.
  • You can explore the global diversity of educational practice and learn how to balance subject knowledge, theoretical perspectives and professional best practice with creativity and originality in your own classroom.
  • Intensive use of learning technologies and multimedia resources, such as virtual learning environments, cloud technologies and eLearning tools, enhance your ICT skills and raise your awareness of resources from around the world.

Key Features:

  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts.
  • Inter-professional working is embedded throughout the programme.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • Our well-stocked library offers a comprehensive selection of relevant texts and access to an extensive online database of multimedia sources including eJournals, podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks.

For more information, please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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Are you seeking to progress your career as a manager and leader in primary, secondary or tertiary education? Our Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdDL) degree focuses on helping you gain high standard professional, organisational and political skills and knowledge to meet the vast challenges associated with improving both public and private educational environments. Read more

Are you seeking to progress your career as a manager and leader in primary, secondary or tertiary education? Our Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdDL) degree focuses on helping you gain high standard professional, organisational and political skills and knowledge to meet the vast challenges associated with improving both public and private educational environments.

What the course offers

The University of Bolton’s EdD in Leadership is designed for working professionals who aspire to be educational leaders. If you’re looking to strengthen your skills for leading groups in high-performing teaching and learning organisations, and connect relevant research with practice, this part-taught doctoral programme can support your career development.

The Doctor of Education in Leadership differs from the traditional PhD in that it is in two parts. Stage one, the taught element, offers you the opportunity to complete ‘blocks’ of blended learning – combining online rich media-based interaction and collaborative work, seminars, online taught elements and tutorials with interactive collaborative coursework. You’ll be guided to explore topics such as revisiting learning and teaching, the impact of emerging educational models, transformative learning, managing politics and policy influences, leadership and organisational transformation, and mastering the ‘self’.

Stage two involves a programme of directed and independent study leading to the development and submission of your research proposal, followed by the production and defence of your own critical commentary. Our welcoming team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will help you to understand how you can align your research topic of interest to other current research in applicable fields, and apply it to your own professional practice and context.

Course Highlights:

  • The EdDL is a high-level, nationally-recognised qualification that has strong higher education kudos and compares exactly to a PhD.
  • Professionals who hold a University of Bolton EdDL take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's diverse educational leadership landscape, gained through a programme that is research driven.
  • We’ll work with you to help mould your EdDL so that it complements your employment and interests within the research framework.
  • You’ll be strongly encouraged to bring your own education leadership-related issues to the table as the basis of your research. The research (thesis) phase requires you to design, implement and disseminate an original research study.
  • This partly taught doctorate offers a more efficient format than the independent research project involved in a traditional PhD.

Key Features:

  • Our EdDL emphasizes leadership development, oral and written communication, and understanding of contemporary educational assessment and research.
  • You’ll examine a specific area of interest in detail via a thesis, and be encouraged to develop your research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to a very high level.
  • Using collaborative learning methods, you’ll be encouraged to work with other course members and your tutors as co-developers of knowledge, drawing from work-based experience to share best practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a strong working relationship with your fellow students and tutors before you embark on your research phase.
  • The course is designed to fit around your current employment commitments and responsibilities. We offer flexible, blended learning that is accommodating for working professionals.
  • For your thesis, you’ll work with a named supervisor, your Director of Studies, who’ll guide and advise you through the course up to submission and the oral examination.


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Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a specialist subject and wish to teach people aged 14 and over? If you want to inspire and educate others in your specialist subject, this nationally-recognised Master’s level teaching qualification opens the door to teaching and assessing in further and higher education, work-based learning, pre-employment training and more. Read more

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a specialist subject and wish to teach people aged 14 and over? If you want to inspire and educate others in your specialist subject, this nationally-recognised Master’s level teaching qualification opens the door to teaching and assessing in further and higher education, work-based learning, pre-employment training and more.

Specialisms

Please click on the links below to find out more about your specific specialism.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ M Level (Art, Creative Practice & Performance)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ M Level (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ M Level (Sports Coaching/Science)

What the course offers

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, and it’s not limited to schools. Further education and sixth form colleges, adult and community education, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning are also environments where talented teachers are needed. If you’re already qualified in an area such as art and design, special effects, dance, theatre, or performing arts, then this course offers you the skills and knowledge needed to teach your specialist subject to people aged 14 and above. Offering 60 credits at Master’s level that can be transferred to a full Master’s award, it’s designed to show your ability to work independently at a high level in the field of education.

This is a pre-service Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course – you don’t need prior experience of teaching or current employment in education. Through a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, you’ll be able to explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, how you can mould them to the teaching of your specialist subject and how they link into current research in education.

We’ll guide you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances and provide constructive feedback. Our expert and supportive tutors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive teacher with high standards of professionalism.

Course Highlights:

  • Ofsted rated us as ‘outstanding’ for the quality of leadership and management across our ITE partnerships at the last inspection in December 2012, and rated the quality of outcomes for our trainee teachers, the quality of the training they receive and the overall effectiveness of our partnerships as ‘good’.
  • We have strong links with local providers and employers in creative and performance related sector, and you’ll have the opportunity to seek a placement with a provider aligned to your specialist subject.
  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts, ensuring you have access to feedback and advice.
  • You’ll be allocated a personal tutor who will work with you throughout the programme, and support you to develop your Professional Practice Portfolio.
  • Our academic team is actively involved in educational research, ensuring you have access to the latest thinking in teaching and learning.
  • The course is designed to help you achieve your potential and enjoy teaching. By encouraging you to reflect on your performance and take charge of your own development, we aim to prepare you for a successful career in education.

Key Features:

  • The University of Bolton sits at the heart of an extensive and well-established partnership of post-14 education and training providers, offering access to an impressive range of educational environments.
  • Our highly qualified and dedicated team offer a wealth of experience of teaching both in post-14 education and training and teacher education.
  • We offer a warm and friendly environment for your studies, with relatively small class sizes and excellent IT and library facilities.
  • Work-based learning through teaching placements is essential for success on this course and you’ll have the opportunity to gain a minimum of 100 hours’ experience planning and delivering learning.
  • This PGCE M 14+ course meets the requirements of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET), which is the recognised full teaching qualification for the FE and Skills sector. It’s ideal if you wish to teach in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning.
  • After completing this ITE course, you can progress towards QTLS (Qualified Teacher for Learning and Skills) which is recommended for teaching in the FE and Skills sector.

For more information, please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/subject-areas/education-teacher-training



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Do you want to develop your knowledge and research skills in the field of education even further? The Doctor of Education (EdD) course offers you the benefits of a part-taught degree along with the opportunity to independently research a specific area of interest in depth. Read more

Do you want to develop your knowledge and research skills in the field of education even further? The Doctor of Education (EdD) course offers you the benefits of a part-taught degree along with the opportunity to independently research a specific area of interest in depth.

What the course offers

At the University of Bolton we have a ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ ethos. This means we aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused learning opportunities that inform best practice in education, underpinned by the research knowledge of our high quality staff.

The Doctor of Education course was the first of its kind to be introduced at the University and is extremely popular. The programme differs from the traditional PhD in that it is in two parts. Stage one, the taught element, covers the development and submission of your research proposal. Stage two is a programme of directed and independent study leading to the production and defence of your own critical commentary.

Our welcoming team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will help you to understand how you can align your research topic of interest to other current research in applicable fields, and apply it to your own professional practice and context. The EdD is invaluable for demonstrating your ability to implement a project and also opens up opportunities for higher education lecturing and/or research posts.

Course Highlights:

  • The EdD is a high-level, nationally-recognised qualification that has strong higher education kudos and compares exactly to a PhD.
  • Professionals who hold a University of Bolton EdD take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's diverse educational world, gained through a programme that is research driven.
  • We’ll work with you to help mould your EdD so that it complements your employment and interests within the research framework.
  • You’ll be strongly encouraged to bring your own education-related issues to the table as the basis of your research. The research (thesis) phase requires you to design, implement and disseminate an original research study.
  • This partly taught doctorate offers a more efficient format than the independent research project involved in a traditional PhD.

Key Features:

  • Our EdD provides an opportunity to delve deeply into policy and practice, and examine a specific area of interest in detail via a thesis. You’ll be encouraged to develop your research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to a very high level.
  • We’ll support you to develop a thorough understanding of research methods so you can make informed research decisions, and become skilled in shaping learning materials towards your own specialism. This makes the course relevant to specialists in every sector of education, from early years through to higher education.
  • Using collaborative learning methods, you’ll be encouraged to work with other course members and your tutors as co-developers of knowledge, drawing from work-based experience to share best practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a strong working relationship with your fellow students and tutors before you embark on your research phase.
  • The course is designed to fit around your current employment commitments and responsibilities. Classes are usually held on Saturdays and include seminars, face-to-face teaching and new technologies.
  • For your thesis, you’ll work with a named supervisor, your Director of Studies, who’ll guide and advise you through the course up to submission and the oral examination.


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Maynooth University, Department of Education are offering an exciting and innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Future… Read more

Maynooth University, Department of Education are offering an exciting and innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Future Leaders) for teachers who seek, or are currently in, leadership roles. The Future Leaders programme includes a combination of practical skills and theoretical foundations to support preparation for leadership and management positions at all levels.

The programme is designed and delivered by experienced leaders from a variety of professional education roles and has input from national and international academic/practitioner experts in the areas of educational leadership and management.

The diploma is offered at Level 9, with 60 credits and will be completed over one year on a part-time basis.

The programme will cost €2,900 & the current postgraduate student levy see link below:

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships/fees

 

All fee payments and student levy queries should be referred to the Fee’s Office at Maynooth University: 

 

Location:

The course will be offered in the academic year (2018/2019) in the following venues (times & days) subject to sufficient numbers:

Maynooth University: Monday – 5.00-8.00pm

Tralee Education Centre: Monday – 5.00-8.00pm

North Dublin Centre (Drumcondra Area – Venue to be confirmed): Tuesday – 5.00-8.00pm

Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre – Wednesday – 5.00-8.00pm

Laois Education Centre (Portlaoise) : Thursday - 5.00-8.00pm

 

Information Sessions / Open Nights:

If you would like to find out more about the programme and meet members of the course staff, the following open nights/information sessions will provide full details.

(i)  Maynooth University, Education Lecture Theatre, Education House (located in Car Park 12, North Campus - 6.00-7.30pm on Monday 26th February 2018 – (suitable for Drumcondra area candidates also)

(ii)  Tralee Education Centre – Monday 19th February 2018 - 5.00 – 6.30pm.

(iii) Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre – Wednesday 21st February 2018 – 5.00-6.30pm

(iv) Laois Education Centre (Portlaoise) – Thursday 22nd February 2018 – 5.00-6.30pm

 

Please register your interest in attending the Information Session/Open Night of your choice by completing the following online form Please ensure that you select the centre you wish to attend.

Please note: Registering your interest for an Open Night/Information Session is not a guarantee of a place on the programme or application for same.

How to apply for the programme :                    

The PAC system is now open for applications to the Future Leaders Programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (PGDELM) and will close at 12.00 noon on 8th May 2018.

Application Process:

(i) Places on the course will be limited.

(ii) Fully completed eligible applications only will be considered.

In order to be prepared to make an official application via the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC) http://www.pac.ie, please have the following documents ready:

  • Certified copies* of all official transcripts of results showing date of conferral or degree/diploma parchments (Primary Degree, Teaching Qualification or Concurrent Degree (including Teaching Qualification).
  • Certified copy* of birth certificate or valid passport.

Please note: A *certified copy is a copy of an original document that has been verified as being a true copy after the original document has been sighted by an authorized person (a member of An Garda Siochana, a Solicitor, or Commissioner for Oaths)

Apply Now

Modules include:

  • Leading and Managing Educational Innovation
  • Leadership for Enhancing Cultures of Communication
  • Participative Research as Leadership Practice
  • The Person and The Professional: Who am I as Leader?
  • Legal Contexts, Policy and Practice
  • Coaching & Mentoring in & as Leadership Practice

Course Duration: 1 year part-time



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