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The Faculty of Education and Communities is all about people: how we learn, how we live and how we organise ourselves in society. We are rooted in the values of justice, equity, democracy, human rights, citizenship and encouraging aspirations.
All of our faculty staff are actively engaged in research and we aim to encourage staff and students to ask, debate and research difficult questions. We have strong links with employers and design our courses so that their content and structure is focused on employability. We are committed to enabling students to develop into skilled, creative and employable graduates who will make a contribution to society.
Our Schools offer part-time and full-time postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes. Our taught programmes provide opportunities to undertake primary research, including a research-based dissertation, and students can also work with staff to publish the findings from their research work. We offer a range of MRes programmes in addition to MPhil and PhD supervision.
Staff from the School of Psychology offer expertise in both experimental and applied psychology and provide many opportunities for students to undertake ‘hands-on’ research in these areas. Our courses provide progression routes for graduates as well as CPD opportunities for professionals.
The School has dedicated postgraduate research facilities and postgraduate researchers work closely with academic supervisors to produce world- class research. We hold regular postgraduate and staff seminars, statistics workshops and research training, and monthly Journal Clubs.
The School of Social Justice and Inclusion offers postgraduate taught courses focused on equality and diversity in society, education and youth and community work. Theory and policy are embedded within these courses so that students are able to understand the multi- dimensional nature of social justice and inclusion in practice. School staff maintain links with current practice and debate through research projects. The School also has expertise in research and evaluation within both the public and voluntary sectors in Wales.
The School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies is based in Carmarthen and Lampeter and specialises in all aspects of applied linguistics, such as language planning, translation and language teaching methodology, as well as the cultural and literary heritage of Wales. Staff expertise includes medieval Welsh literature, history and folklore, as well as Celtic saints’ cults and spirituality.
Our MA in Bilingualism and Multilingualism takes full advantage of the rich linguistic experience offered by Wales’ own bilingual context, but also looks in detail at the wider international picture. Equally popular with students worldwide is our MA in Celtic Studies which enhances students’ understanding of our Celtic heritage. Both MA courses are available completely online and are available to students from around the world.
The focus of the School of Early Childhood’s research interests and activities are: Eco schools and sustainability; widening access; young children’s literacy; outdoor learning; young children’s well-being; and, young children’s creativity. Staff work independently on some projects but there is also a focus on collaborative work. The School of Early Childhood offers two flexible delivery programmes in Early Childhood and Early Literacy which offer excellent progression routes for graduates and CPD opportunities for professionals working in the education sector. These programmes provide opportunities to undertake primary research including a research-based dissertation.
The Centre for Continuing Professional Learning and Development (CPLD) offers programmes specialising in school leadership, learning and teaching with flexible pathways closely aligned to school improvement priorities. At the heart of the centre’s provision is the belief in shared professional learning where teachers learn together in order to have an impact on the educational outcomes of children and young people. Programmes include the MA Education and Graduate Certificate in Professional
Learning and a part-time and full- time PGCE PCET.
The South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education (SWWCTE) offers postgraduate routes to gain Qualified Teacher Status. Please see pages 94-95 for details or visit: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/pgce
SWWCTE has a large group of research students and a thriving research culture. Our research strategy focuses on two main themes: “Policy and Curriculum Development in Educative Contexts” and “Pedagogy in the 21st century”. We strive to push the boundaries of
understanding pedagogy with regard to 21st century learners and our research is focused on classroom-based practices.
PhD /MPhil supervision is offered under these themes and currently includes projects related to, for example: Early Years and Foundation Phase pedagogy; IT in education / digital literacy; Mathematics Education; Literacy and numeracy; Thinking skills, metacognition and problem- solving; Bilingual education;
Classroom Practice, Innovation and Impact; Equity in Education; Technology in Education; and, Leadership in Education.
If you wish to discuss a proposal for research in Education contact: [email protected]
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This Master’s programme is designed for those who want to pursue a postgraduate route in psychology that will develop their professional and psychological research skills and knowledge. Read more
The MA Bilingualism and Multilingualism is a unique postgraduate qualification offered through distance learning provision, being the first degree of its kind offered in Europe and part of the University’s mission to contribute to the range of initiatives in the field of language planning and bilingual/ multilingual development, both in Wales and elsewhere. Read more
The MA in Celtic Studies is a unique distance learning programme which offers students interested in Welsh and Celtic Studies the opportunity to study various aspects of the history, literature and cultural heritage of the Celtic regions in their own homes. Read more
This is a new postgraduate qualification designed for those supporting young children’s literacy. It provides ideal training and staff development to improve delivery of the Literacy Framework, up skill practitioners and raise children’s literacy standards. Read more
The history of the MA(Ed) programme is both interesting and complex with developments grounded in the national and local contexts of Continuing Professional Learning and Development and, inevitably the ever-changing educational landscape in Wales. Read more
The Master of Philosophy degree is an internationally-recognised qualification which affords students the opportunity to investigate a topic relevant to the Faculty’s areas of expertise under the supervision of a team of qualified academic staff. Read more
The Primary PGCE course provides a popular route for high quality graduates wishing to achieve Qualified Teacher Status. This is an intense, stimulating and challenging course, designed to develop and extend professional skills and understanding. Read more
This stimulating and demanding 36-week training programme will provide you with the skills and experience you need to teach Physics across the full 11-18 secondary age range, with complementary courses in Chemistry and Biology. Read more
The full and part-time PCET programmes provide innovative and high quality training and education designed to help those from many disciplines to obtain a teaching qualification. Read more
This is a part-time degree which provides continuing professional development (CPD) for providers of lifelong learning (or post-compulsory education and training), whatever their subject specialism. Read more
The Professional Doctorate in Education is a flexible, part-time programme that will allow you to undertake advanced educational research, specific to your own area of work and/or interests. Read more
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning is a portfolio of modules focussed on school improvement designed to provide professional development for practising teachers. Read more
The discipline of Counselling is still forming within the field of the Social Sciences and Humanities; many new exciting research developments have opened up, and the interdisciplinary approach which underpins this programme, offers to contemporary trainee Counselling practitioners a fusion of new and traditional approaches backed by research. Read more