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MA in Education

Course Description

About the Course

The Education MA at Brunel University London is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice.

The course develops the skills and confidence needed to enhance professional practice in learning organisations.

Attendance (full-time) is required 2 evenings per week.

Attendance (part-time) is required 1 evening per week.

Classes run from 5.00 to 8.00pm.

This course is available as the MA in Education or the MA in Education with a specialism in:

-Leadership and Management
-Science, Maths, Technology (STEM) Education
-Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion
-The University reserves the right not to run a specialism where the numbers are insufficient to make it viable in a particular year.


-You will learn to identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans or research strategies to deal with them.
-You will undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice.
-You will develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations.
-You will undertake a critical and informed evaluation of relevant research.

Course Content

The programme has a flexible structure which meets individual student needs and includes: core modules covering the central issues of educational study and research: Assessment, Learning and Teaching, and Professional Education. The option modules provide breadth of study and the dissertation module allows you to undertake a substantial, critically-informed, independent research assignment in a particular area of educational study.

Candidates who are successful on the MA programme, particularly in their dissertation, may apply for entry to higher degrees, including the taught Doctorate of Education or the research-based PhD.

The organising principles which underpin the programme provide links between the MA modules and our research strengths. These research strengths are in the areas of:

-Professional Education
-Enhancing Teaching and Learning
-Inclusive Education
-Modules (all compulsory )
-Issues and Perspectives in Education
-Disciplines of Education
-Social and Educational Diversity: the Nature and Implications of Social and Individual Differences in Education
-Catering for Social and Individual Differences in Education: Policy and Practice
Issues in STEM Education
-Towards Effectiveness in STEM Education
-Coaching for Educational Leadership
-Educational Leadership: Theories and Perspectives
-Dissertation: All students enrolled on the MA in Education award will be offered a choice of focus for their dissertation which allows them to opt for a specialist MA in Education award.

Recent examples of dissertations by students taking this course include:

-evaluation of a project in ICT
-an investigation of teaching programmes for children with dyslexia
-provision for gifted and talented pupils.

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course - http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/postgraduate-taught-course-information/taught-programme-structure


For more information on the Special Features of this course and the Teaching and Assesment, please visit this link - http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/education-ma

Visit the MA in Education page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable.Associate students who register for individual modules may progress to the Master's course by successfully completing four modules.Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time International students: £14,750 full-time; £7,375 part-time

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