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MA in Education

Course Description

If you are a graduate working in education and looking for academic and professional development, this could be the course for you. It is flexible, part-time (for most participants) and is designed to be suitable for busy professionals. You can aim for the full MA degree (180 credits) from the start or begin with the smaller Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) and stop there or build credits on afterwards towards the MA. You may already have some credits (e.g. from a PGCE or a CPD course) which you may be able to use towards the MA (subject to certain conditions).

The modules are designed to allow you to articulate your personal learning needs and gains, as well as to help you to apply key research issues from reading and reflection on your own situation. Throughout your studies you will be questioning evidence and assumptions, exploring the implications of alternatives and sharing your results in order to influence professional practice. You will be developing as a practitioner researcher and making a difference in your workplace.

There are a number of study modes available including schoolbased study groups, residential weekends and summer schools, supported self-study and specialist study programmes (e.g. for Specialist Teachers of Primary Mathematics or English and Literacy). Most students experience a range of study modes across the full MA which culminates in a dissertation.

What you will study -

There is a wide range of modules available, allowing you to follow your interests. These are divided into ‘Issues’ modules (which cover particular areas such as Learning and Teaching) and 'Impact’ modules (which report on the design and evaluation of changes in the workplace). The MA is completed with a dissertation of 15,000 words underpinned by research in an educational setting.

During your studies you can choose from a variety of modules. Depending on the choices you make, you may study some of the following modules:

Contemporary Issues
Leading Educational Change
Inclusive Practice
Subject-specific Issues
Mentoring and Coaching
Individual Study

“I thought at the start that I wouldn’t be able to keep up, with the pressures of work and home, but how wrong I was. I have managed somehow to juggle my time - it has been wonderful.” Vanessa, MA in Education student

Assessment -

We aim to make assessment an integral part of your learning. Each assignment outline is developed to reflect your own working reality and the precise format is negotiated with a tutor.

Please send your applications to the following address:

Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

Entry Requirements

See Course Description

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