The English Education MA will provide academic and professional development, giving students a foundation for original research work and advancing their knowledge of English as a curriculum subject. It is particularly helpful in enhancing practising English teachers' promotional prospects and 'leadership capital'.
See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/english-education-ma
- Application dates
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international
This programme provides students with the opportunity to work with leading figures in the field, exploring a range of topics relating to English in education; to discuss their ongoing work in individual tutorials and receive detailed feedback on drafts of assessed work. It will also increase a student's awareness of the richness and scope of English as a field of study.
The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits) or a report (30 credits), plus a choice from a wide range of optional modules reflecting different interests within the field of English studies.
- Core Modules
Contemporary Issues in English Education
What is Education?
Students choose two or three options from a wide range.
Students submit either a dissertation or an investigative report.
Teaching and Learning
The MA is delivered through a combination of face-to-face seminars and online materials; sessions are always interactive, drawing on students' won interests and experience. most modules are assessed by means of conventional essays.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships
Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teachers of English (in the UK and internationally), while others have jobs as heads of English departments in UK schools. Graduates can also be found working as education advisers with cultural organisations.
Top career destinations for this degree:
- Teacher, Sweyne Park School (2012)
- Secondary School Teacher, The Norwood School (2012)
- Curriculum and Qualifications Development Manager, OCR (2013)
- Head of English, The London Oratory School (2013)
- English Teacher, Kamokita High School (2013)
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Institute of Education's Department of Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) is committed to excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of: art, design and museology; academic writing; English education; applied linguistics; music education; multimodality; learning with digital technologies; teacher professional development.
CCM has an exciting research portfolio of projects funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, government and a variety of charities.
CCM provides a range of MA and MSc programmes and doctoral supervision across the broad areas of communication, culture and media.
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply?
This programme is suited to English language, arts and literacy teachers in primary, secondary, further and higher education, and those with an interest in the broad area of English/media/drama as a curriculum subject.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study English Education at graduate level
- why you want to study English Education at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
For more information see our Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply
Normally a minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor's degree in English or a related area and/or substantial experience in an aspect of the field of English studies in education or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge and experience of teaching English as a curriculum subject to groups of students is essential.