You should normally hold a good Honours degree or an equivalent vocational qualification and be working in an educational or education-related setting. If you have other qualifications and/or experience, you may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stages, from which you can then transfer to Masters level if you are achieving at an appropriate standard.
Applications should be made direct to the College.
Months of entry
The main focus of the course is to explore ways of carrying out effective research in education. The course is modular and allows a focus on an area of particular interest to course members. It culminates in a research dissertation.The Masters’ programme pathway offers five choices of study route starting with a generic base which all students without prior accreditation follow. This generic base has core modules which include: Professional Development (20 credits); Research Methods (20 credits); Dissertation (60 credits). The generic core encompasses all the learning outcomes for the programme to ensure that students have coverage of the necessary skills and attributes. Forty further credits are dedicated to the core subject module for the named routes. Core subject modules include: Reflection on Issues in Practice (core module for MEd); Leadership and Management in Education (core module for MEd - Leadership and Management); Inclusive Education (core module for MEd - Inclusive Practice); ICT and E-learning in the Curriculum (core module for MEd - Information Communication Technology); Play Learning and Creativity: Debates in Early Childhood (Core module for MEd - Early Childhood). The final 40 credit points are made up of one or two option modules. Students have a free choice from the bank although some modules may be complementary and they will be advised of this at induction. The subject core modules can also be taken as option modules. Some modules have been primarily designed as continuous professional development in response to the needs of our school partners or an external need.
Fees and funding
From September 2016 Postgraduate Loans will be available to full and part time students studying a Masters course. Most other Postgraduate study must be funded by the student or a sponsor. Students considering applying to the College funds for financial support will have to demonstrate they have made every effort to obtain funding for their tuition fees and their day to day living costs.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Full-time study: one year to complete the taught stage, plus approximately six months for the Dissertation stage. Part-time study: three years to complete the taught stage, plus approximately six months for the Dissertation stage.
Course contact details
- Registrar Services
- 01274 433008