If you’re an education professional, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to research different educational settings, identify potential problems and provide innovative solutions to improve practice. It will encourage you to become a critical, reflective and innovative practitioner.
The course is aimed primarily at teachers interested in developing innovative practice. Although you will be enrolled onto the standard MA Educational Innovation course, some students choose to pursue a specialism, such as Primary, Further Education, or Special Educational Needs. Specialisms are dependent on availability and prior qualifications and previously gained CATS can often be used for accreditation of prior learning towards this course (please email the Department to enquire about your area of interest).
You’ll complete a final project/dissertation preceded by one of the core research method modules. You can then choose the remaining three modules (if you are not bringing prior learning accreditation) from a selection within the Centre for Education Studies that align with your own specialism. If you choose at least 90 CATS in a recognised specialism (including the dissertation), it is possible to have the specialism added to your degree title e.g. Educational Innovation (with Specialism in Special Educational Needs).