The Education MA course enables you to develop a theoretical framework within which you can analyse educational issues and, where appropriate, develop your own professional practice.
About the course
This modular course is designed for people working in education in all sectors and others with an interest in education. It offers you the chance to plan an individual course of study, either by selecting particular modules within the MA or by taking modules that may lead to a PG Diploma or PG Certificate in Education.
The programme of study provides an introduction to higher study and to the intellectual and academic discourses associated with education as a core university discipline. It is closely linked to the actuality and educational challenges associated with the meshing of local and global in London as a world city; in consequence there is a vital and critical engagement with professional practices and with the empirical realities that attend and shape them.
You are assessed via coursework (one essay of 6,000 words or two essays of 3,000 words) or presentations, as well as the dissertation.
For the MA, students will take six taught modules and submit a triple-module dissertation. MA dissertations are 15,000-20,000 words, equivalent to three modules. Topics are chosen in consultation with the course leader and supervised by an appropriate member of staff.
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Critical Theory and Education
Research Methods in Education
MA Education Dissertation
Specialist Study Module (Examples include Bilingualism and Education: the Classroom and School Context; Children’s Literature in Education; Educational Approaches to Inclusion and Social Justice; Childhood, Education, Spaces; and Citizenship and Education)
Applying Learning Technologies
Web-based Learning and Teaching
After the course
The course will be of benefit to anyone with an interest in education, whether as a parent, teacher, researcher, community worker or education administrator. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in the education sector as deputy head teachers, special needs teachers, and behaviour management co-ordinators.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognized”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
Normally an upper second class Honours degree in a relevant subject. Qualified teachers with lesser degrees are encouraged to apply.