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Education Practice MA

Course Description

Aimed at teachers employed in primary/secondary/FE as well as graduates looking for teaching careers, this course focuses on
contemporary issues such as learners and learning, and managing educational change. You will be encouraged to use your own workplace and experience as the basis for your assignments.

It enables those already working in education, and those interested in doing so, to reflect upon the latest trends and developments in the field and, where appropriate, to consider how these apply to their own place of work. The course is designed to be of practical use to you, your institution and your students/pupils.

You will be required to complete the Researching Education module, the dissertation and choose from a range of other modules.

Course modules:

•Researching Education (30 credits)
•Major project/dissertation (60 credits)

You will select from the following 30 credit optional modules:

•Assessment and the Curriculum
•Current and Emergent Issues
•Technology Enhanced Learning
•Inclusion in Practice
•Learners and Learning
•Managing Educational Change

Teaching and Assessment:

This course uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, and group work during evening teaching sessions. You will also be expected to undertake selfdirected study at your convenience. If you study full-time, you will attend taught sessions for two evenings per week and complete the course in one academic year. If you study part-time, you will attend taught
sessions for one evening per week and complete the course in two academic years.


The course team are all experienced and qualified teachers and lecturers, and have been recognised by university awards for excellent teaching and for Curriculum Design and Innovation.

Members of the team are currently active researchers undertaking research projects in the following areas:

•Race and equality in education
•In technology, policy implementation and change management
•Excellence and good practice

Graduate Careers:

This course is ideal if you wish to further your career. It fits with the latest demands of the Training and Development Agency for teaching staff to be educated to master’s level and will help prepare and build on the demands of National Professional Qualification for Headship. The course is also an ideal vehicle for those wishing to work and research in the academic
discipline of Education Studies.
PG Certificate Education Practice:

This course is run locally in schools as a short course to enable staff to continue their professional development and enhance existing skills and knoweldge.

Fees for this course will be different to our standard postgraduate fees. Contact us for further information.

"The course has opened up my mind to new theories and pedagogical practices. In comparison to other masters’ in education, this course offered more choice than the others. It allowed me to make the masters my own, furthering my knowledge in areas that interested me and, most importantly, applied to my vocation as a teacher."
Leanne Holmes, Graduate

Visit the Education Practice MA page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2012 entry, please visit our website2013 entry:•You should have the equivalent of a UK bachelor’s degree (2:1 minimum). A good practical knowledge of education is preferred. •The course would actively seek to offer accredited prior learning (APL) of up to 60 credits to candidates with appropriate experience and qualifications such as a PGCE •You will be expected to be working in a learning environment, paid or unpaid, for a minimum of one day per week throughout the duration of the course If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential.

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