MA Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is for you if you’re looking to continue your professional development and develop the required skills and knowledge to help your school meet Welsh Government ESDGC objectives. These key objectives include:
Making sustainable development and global citizenship a feature of whole school policy
Undertaking to include sustainable development and global citizenship in the review of future requirements for Educational Strategic Plans (ESPs) and School Improvement Plans
Reviewing the place of sustainable development and global citizenship in the curriculum as part of ACCAC’s current curriculum review
Introducing sustainable development and global citizenship into Continual Professional Development
Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is perceived to be strategically important in raising awareness, understanding and exploring applications of sustainable development and global citizenship issues, within national and international contexts.
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.
An innovative feature is the consideration of the role of science education in ESDGC. However, a strong scientific background is not essential for this pathway, as it’s the role of science education and implications of a lack of basic scientific literacy that are the focus of this aspect of the course. The impacts of politics and ethical thinking on Scientific Development and Global Citizenship issues are also considered.
In common with all of the MA Education programmes, you must take the core module Research Methodology. In addition, you will study two further compulsory modules:
Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship*
You will consider and analyse the concept of citizenship, from its beginnings in the ancient world to the present day. You will look at the rights and responsibilities of a citizen and the processes of globalisation. An overview of conservation theory, principles and practice will be provided including scientific and ethical bases. You will consider alternative, conflicting attitudes to the environment and case studies to exemplify scientific uncertainty of cause and effect, eg, resource depletion, global climate change and biodiversity. The module will seek to define social and environmental problems within a global context, analysing poverty both locally and globally, including case studies of the abuse of human rights in the world today.
Collaborative or individual professional project
Building on your knowledge and experience from the first module, you will undertake an ESDGC project supported by your tutor. This will involve an introduction to research approaches built upon in later modules.
You will then select one other relevant module from within the MA Education Programme.
To complete the full MA you will present a 17,000 word research dissertation and a 3,000 word research dissemination plan.
Learning and teaching methods
Statistical analyses are an integral component of most Masters and professional research programmes. There is the opportunity to gain experience of these using professional statistical tools and software throughout the Masters programme.
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. An MA award demonstrates that you have developed advanced level skills in analysis, evaluation and research.
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