Taught course

MA Education Studies

University Centre Doncaster · University Centre Doncaster

Entry requirements

2.2 degree

Months of entry


Course content

This is a programme that will attract those employed and working with children aged 0-19 years: employed in the maintained sector: primary, secondary and special schools and within wider children’s services. This programme will support the progression needs of local authority employees from specialist areas who have an education remit as part of their employment: area inclusion officers, consultant teachers and those working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disability. This programme will also support qualified teachers embarking on a Masters level of study.

Course Content and Structure

A staged approach is offered; studying the PG Certificate (60 credits) and then PG Diploma (60 credits) allows students the flexibility to manage a busy career and also academic study with an opportunity to complete one stage at a time progressing to the final stage of completion and a Masters qualification. For ITT trainees on school direct programmes a flexible part time option is offered with the first 60 credits, PG Certificate, available over the first two years of training ; QTS and NQT year.

An interesting suite of modules supports and underpins experiential learning and offers exciting opportunities for personal and professional development. The programme will provide a broad base of topic areas that will enable students to develop their ability to critically reflect and evaluate their own practice from an informed professional perspective. The programme will be offered generically across all age ranges but students will be able to specialise according to their employment sector. This element of specialism is important in providing students with a qualification than has creditability and application to their sector and enhances further careers. Students will undertake a programme of study that focuses on and identifies current influences that are shaping policy and practice and informing teaching and learning locally.

Year 1

Effective Pedagogy and Child Development
Reflections in a Professional Context
Small Scale Work Based Research Project

Year 2

Digital Technological Advancement in the Classroom
Assessment for Learning
National and International Educational Reform

Year 3

Major Independent Study

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

HE Admissions
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