Taught course

Education - MA

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will need: a good degree in education or social science GCSE English

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Course overview
These modular courses are designed for people working in education in all sectors and others with an interest in education. It offers you the chance to plan an individual course of study, either by selecting particular modules within the MA or by taking modules that may lead to a PG Diploma or PG Certificate in Education.
The course offers an introduction to higher study and to the intellectual and academic discourses associated with education as a core university discipline. It is closely linked to educational challenges associated with the meshing of local and global in London as a world city; in consequence there is a vital and critical engagement with professional practices and with the empirical realities that attend and shape them.
Course structure
For the MA, students will take six core taught modules and submit a triple-module dissertation. MA dissertations are 15,000-20,000 words, equivalent to three modules. Topics are chosen in consultation with the course leader and supervised by an appropriate member of staff.
Core modules:
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Critical Theory and Education
  • Research Methods in Education
Optional modules:
  • Specialist Study Module
  • Bilingualism and Education: the Classroom and School Context
  • Children’s Literature in Education
  • Educational Approaches to Inclusion and Social Justice
  • Applying Learning Technologies
  • Web-based Learning and Teaching
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
  • Managing Public Services
  • Doing Evaluation: Skills and Techniques

Optional modules linked to the PG Cert Supporting Older Children and Young People with Dyslexia / SpLDs - PG Cert:

  • Definitions and Theories of Dyslexia & SpLDs
  • SpLDs and Effective Learning: Professional Practice

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  • MA Education Dissertation

Dissertation

MA dissertations are 15,000-20,000 words, equivalent to three modules. Topics are chosen in consultation with the course leader and supervised by an appropriate member of staff.

Assessment

You are assessed via coursework (one essay of 6,000 words or two essays of 3,000 words) or presentations, as well as the dissertation.

Career opportunities
The course will be of benefit to anyone with an interest in education, whether as a parent, teacher, researcher, community worker or education administrator. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in the education sector as deputy head teachers, special needs teachers, and behaviour management co-ordinators.

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24+ months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
020 7133 4202