Entry requirements

A 2(ii) honours degree is required and relevant work experience as a teacher/lecturer or teaching assistant is preferred. Applicants may be required to be interviewed in person.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In this rapidly changing world, a postgraduate course can serve different needs and give you that extra edge that today’s employers are looking for, or secure that much-needed promotion. Whatever your academic or professional goals, the School of Education’s long tradition of academic excellence will help you get there.

Our full-time Education Studies MA is a 15 month taught programme that caters for the needs of those who wish to gain an MA degree through intensive full-time study. The course has been designed to appeal to both home and international students.

  • Curriculum Development (30 credits)
  • Educational Leadership and Management (30 credits)
  • Research methods (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Placement module (students will have a period of placement in local schools) (20 credits)

And either

  • Assessment in Education ( 30 credits). There may also be choices from modules running on the Part Time MA Education Studies course e.g. Digital Competency – Teaching and Learning (an on-line module) and Behaviour Management

Or, (for international students wishing to study English language at post-graduate level)

  • Academic Writing & Grammar (10 credits)
  • Advanced Vocabulary Use & Reading (10 credits)
  • Speaking & Listening (10 credits)

Some teaching may take place at the weekend and late afternoon.

Placements

You will be able to undertake your placement at either a nursery, primary, secondary or special education school or at a college of Further Education where you will observe classroom teaching, management, curricula and assessment strategies used by teachers and have first-hand experience of the UK education system. Placements will also allow you to reflect on your studies and observe how the theory is put into practice, which will help your further development and professional competence.

All students must complete the placement module successfully to pass the course.

*Students must ensure they bring all documentation for a criminal record check to the School of Education at the start of the course. Students cannot be placed at school without the required criminal record check.

Information for international students

Applicants who are not native-English speakers should have: IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Students with lower scores may undertake a pre-sessional English course at ELCOS the University’s English Language Centre.

  • MA Education – 6.5 (6.0)

Applicants may be required to be interviewed in person.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    60 credits = Post Graduate Certificate; 120 credits = Post Graduate Diploma; 180 credits = MA

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
The Postgraduate Ofice
Email
postgrad-education@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)1248 383275