Whether your interests lie in the practical application of education, or the abstract theory of the mechanisms, purpose and rationale for education, you will be afforded the opportunity to explore, critique, and research education, enabling you to develop expertise in your field.
You will be able to share your experiences with other professionals on the course, who come from a wide range of backgrounds. This will help you to broaden your knowledge of education and your understanding of prominent issues.
During this course, you will have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society, whilst also exploring education theory, policies and practices. You will undertake an independent study which will develop your confidence, research skills and the expertise that is required of a senior member of the educational profession.
You will usually need an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification.
If your first language is not English you will need to prove you are proficient in English – IELTS 6.0
You’ll study these modules:
Masterly Academic Practice (20 credits)
We encourage reflective thought and practice during this module, allowing you to develop the key skills and competency you need to study at masters level.
Evidence Based Practice (20 credits)
During this module you will develop a critical knowledge of research methodologies, which will help you to undertake your own ethically reliable and rigorous research.
Comparative Education (20 credits)
This module focuses on the comparison of educational provision in different contexts. You will be encouraged to compare the education provision in your native country with systems worldwide, considering the comparative strengths of provision and how different approaches might inform the creation of an improved curriculum.
Applying Educational Thinkers and Theorists in Practice (20 credits)
This module enables you to demonstrate that you can locate and contextualise your understanding of educational theorists through critical analysis, comparison, and evaluation to educational practice. Additionally, you will be able to critically evaluate your own development as an educational professional.
Independent Study (60 credits)
This module is the culmination of your course. You will research an aspect of professional practice in discussion with your tutor.
You will also study two optional modules chosen from MA Education (part-time). These modules are listed under 20 credit modules in the ´What you will cover´ section.
By studying for a masters in education you will develop your skills and competencies in relation to transferable skills such as independent working, verbal and written communication, presentation skills, team working, and self confidence. You will be encouraged to develop the skills of critical, creative and strategic thinking, enabling you to offer unique educational insights and encourage positive change to an employment environment. Such skill sets will enhance your career prospects by increasing both your educational knowledge base and transferable skills in relation to the field of education.
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