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MA Education

Course Description

The MA Education programme has evolved and developed over the last twenty eight years. It has long been a successful and popular programme with teachers and educationalists. Productive and strong collaborative links have been developed between UWTSD, ERW, local authorities, schools and outside agencies.

Following a review and in line with current thinking, the programme team decided to design and offer a range of specialised pathways in addition to the generic Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Education and MA (Ed) being offered.

MA (Education) Pathway: Additional Learning Needs
MA (Education) Pathway: Language and Literacy
MA (Education) Pathway: Leadership and Management

The full MA (Ed) is a modular programme comprising six modules.

Part One of the programme requires that students take four ‘taught’ modules; (120 credit units at Master’s level). Part Two of the programme comprises the dissertation, equivalent to two full modules (60 credit units at Master’s level). It requires the student to complete a dissertation following a period of independent study on a topic of interest and relevance to themselves. Students following named award pathways must complete the dissertation (Part Two) within their specialist area.

During Part One of the programme, students will attend modules led by a tutor. In addition, students will undertake directed and independent study and will work towards the submission of an assignment for each module.

During Part Two of the programme students will be allocated a one-to-one supervisor to support them through their dissertation and will also attend dissertation support sessions.

The Post Graduate Certificate is a modular programme comprising two 30-credit modules.
The Post Graduate Diploma is a modular programme comprising four 30-credit modules.

The MA in Education is designed to build on the realities of educational practice and support individual teachers/ educationalists in their professional development and/or career objectives.

All modules present an opportunity for teachers to create communities of learning and teaching networks that will outline the time studying on the programme with a flexibility of award to suit individual needs and expectations.

Within the MA(Ed), modules cover a wide range of themes such as, research methods in education, social and emotional behavioural difficulties in practice, dyslexia in an inclusive environment, exploring additional needs, language and learning, language and literacy and learning in the classroom, language needs and delays, leading the learning, learning leaders: the role of continuing professional development in leadership and management, school leadership at all levels: a critical perspective, assessment for learning and developing thinking, developing pedagogical strategies for digital literacy, learning and teaching, mentoring and coaching, early childhood education and the foundation phase, critical reflection, independent study and the dissertation (double module).

For further details of the modules available please visit http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/postgraduate/ma-education/


The Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a mixture of different assignments, portfolios of work and a dissertation. The learning, teaching and assessment strategy devised for the modules will ensure that the specialist skills are developed and clearly assessed.

Find out about our Postgraduate Study Scholarships here: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/

Visit the MA Education page on the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree in a related discipline or a minimum of 2 years industry experience.

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