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MA Education


Course Description

This part-time modular course aims to support participants in developing as critically reflective practitioners with a broader and deeper understanding of their context, phase or subject. Students are supported in analysing and carrying out small-scale enquiries, underpinned by and connecting theory with practice. The course includes portfolio and independent modules which do not require regular attendance at UWE Bristol, enabling flexible and distance study, as well as taught modules. The later stages of the course require attendance at one compulsory taught module, Researching Education, in advance of the Dissertation module.

Course detail

• We aim to produce critically reflective practitioners with a deeper understanding of their subject who link theory to practice on the basis of evidence based research.

• You will have access to research active staff with wide ranging experience and specialisms in Education.

• The MA Education is a flexible programme - you can choose from taught modules or work-based action enquiries, independent study or portfolios of professional development.

• You can often use existing credits you have from relevant study at UWE Bristol or elsewhere towards your total credits (e.g. M Level modules in a PGCE programme).

• It is possible to undertake single modules and build credits without committing to full MA; students can register to do phase one modules as CPD (accumulating up to 90 credits) and then transfer to the MA programme to complete their studies.

Modules

• Transformational Dimensions of Lifelong Learning (30 credits)
• Independent Study (30 credits)
• Teaching for Learning (30 credits)
• Beginning a Career: reflective practice for newly qualified teachers (30 credits)
• Evidencing Learning from Experience (30 credits)
• Researching Education (30 credits) - a taught course at UWE for 12 weeks
• Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment

Assessment is by a variety of methods including written assignments, directed tasks, posters and short oral presentations.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

Visit the MA Education page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

Normally participants will be required to hold a Degree (or equivalent) + QTS or CertEd plus several years of professional practice or Cert Ed FE or PG Cert FHAE or HLTA or experience in professional practice.Candidates without a first degree will be required to demonstrate suitability for study at Masters level.

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