The MA Education award at the University of South Wales offers students the maximum flexibility in terms of module choice.
Lecturers will work with you to put together a course specifically tailored to meet your individual professional needs. During your studies, if you decide to focus on one of the areas you have studied at module level, there is the possibility for you to transfer onto one of the specialist awards available.
The MA Education Programme consists of a number of specialist pathways and is for you if you are from any of a range of professional backgrounds including teachers, lecturers and managers in the further education sector, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, midwives and members of the armed forces and police service. If you are a non-graduate then you may qualify for the pathways with relevant experience.
On your chosen pathway within the programme, students at the University will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying your learning to your own practice.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies
On all pathways within the MA Education programme, you must take the core module Research Methodology. This module will equip you to carry out a small scale education enquiry ethically and effectively.
You are then free to choose three other modules from 55 modules that are built into the different pathways within the MA Education programme.
MA Child & Adolescent Mental Health
MA Childhood Studies
MA Early Years
MA Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC)
MA ICT and Education
MA Leadership and Management (Education)
MA Leadership and Management (Health Promotion & Education)
MA Leadership and Management (PcET)
MA Leadership and Management (Further Education / PcET)
MA Religious Education
Postgraduate Diploma (SEN Specific Learning Difficulties)
Postgraduate Certificate (Dyspraxia / Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
Postgraduate Certificate Developing Professional Practise in Higher Education
Postgraduate Diploma (SEN Hearing Impairment)
Postgraduate Diploma (SEN Visual Impairment)
MA Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL)
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
MA Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
Awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level (after completion of two taught modules) and Postgraduate Diploma level (after completion of four taught modules). Full MA awards require you to complete a 17,000 word research dissertation and a 3,000 word dissemination plan after the taught programmes.
Learning and teaching methods
Most students following the part-time programme spend 2 years on the taught modules (typically one evening per week) and undertake their dissertation in their third year. Participants are, however, allowed to take a maximum of 5 years to complete the whole programme.
Full-time students are able to complete the whole programme within 12 months, although some take a little longer to finish writing up their dissertation.
A Masters degree is required for professional advancement in numerous occupations, and is widely seen as evidence of a successful commitment to high level professional development. The broad award of MA Education indicates you have acquired skills and knowledge across a range of different areas.
If you are interested in the possibility of a higher degree by research, your tutors will be pleased to discuss the opportunities for doing so here.
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