The MEd Professional Development is an advanced and flexible course. It meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists, in particular the need to be able to engage in informed, sustained and integrated change-focused action based on sound theoretical principles and appropriate and evaluated practices.
You have the option to choose from a range of named awards within the MEd Professional Development scheme depending on your choice of modules and the subject you research during your dissertation. These named awards are: MA Educational Management, MA Inclusive Education, MA E-Learning for Educationalists, MA Technical and Vocational Education and MEd Technical and Vocational Education.
If you are interested in one of the named awards you should apply in the first instance for the MEd Professional Development.
All advanced courses in education at the University of Bolton
focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development.
What you will learn
This course enables rigorous academic investigation into education, with the objective of supporting your professional development in the field. At its heart is how, as an educational professional, you put advanced theories into practice. You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice.
You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary for you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully and apply your skills and learning in the workplace.
As a practitioner and a reader you will develop advanced skills in the handling of educational research. You will learn how to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities you gain in your own professional context; enabling you to address areas of concern and any development needs in an informed and justifiable manner.
You will learn to evaluate, review and reflect upon your assignment/project work, and identify those areas requiring further development via action planning and target setting as part of the process of personal development planning (PDP).
For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad
You should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent).