This is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.
A hallmark of the programme is the University’s commitment to equality and diversity and the flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. The overall purpose is to deepen and refine the students’ capacity for critical reflection on their practice as well as on the mental models which inform their work.
Saturday and Sunday Classes
(Two weekends every Term)
MA Education – 24 months
PGDip Education – 12 months
January, April, July, October
- Practice-Based Inquiry
Note: Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education will not be required to do the dissertation module.
Elective Modules (select 3):
- Changing Classrooms: Policy, Research and Practice
- Leading Learning
- Issues in Educational Leadership
- Effective Leadership and Change in Education
- The Social Contexts of Education Technology
- Introduction to the Learning Sciences
All modules are 30 credits, except for the dissertation which is 60 credits.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to students who have successfully completed 120 credits of the taught courses .
Master of Arts in Education
Completion of 120 credits above plus a Dissertation of 60 credits.
Note: Applicants with Postgraduate Diploma or Specialist Diploma in Education or Teaching may be eligible for up to 60 credits transfer on elective modules towards the Master of Arts in Education (180 credits). You will only need to complete the remaining 120 credits (comprises of 2 taught modules & 1 dissertation) to earn a MA in Education.
- A second class honours degree (or international equivalent)
- Applicants with other qualifications shall be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the University
English Language Requirements:
- GCSE / O-level English (as a first or second language) – Grade C; OR
- IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)