Taught course

Language and Literacy in Education

Institution
University of Exeter · College of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as social sciences, humanities or education. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.

Some modules require Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

  • You’ll debate the big question in education and study a range of topics such as reading the world and writing the future
  • Develop your understanding of the theoretical foundations of teaching, reading and writing, and the pedagogical implications of this
  • Our Education Studies module will provide you with a thorough grounding in education research, theory and practice
  • Our core modules focus on your own personal development, looking at children’s literature for pleasure and engaging you in undertaking your own creative writing
  • Our cultural programme gives you opportunities to network and learn new skills by attending workshops with performing arts companies as well as craft-focused arts workshops and even a pop-up choir!

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/education/languageandliteracy/#fees
International students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/education/languageandliteracy/#fees

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School of Education
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 723192