Taught course


University of Wales Trinity Saint David · SWW Centre of Teacher Education

Entry requirements

A first degree is required to apply for the MA(Ed). If you have any further enquires please contact the Programme Director/ Admissions Tutor directly.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA Education programme is offered as a part-time programme for teachers and other educational professionals who wish to extend their academic and professional development. The programme has been offered since 1984 and has continually evolved to meet the demands of teaching professionals and the ever-changing landscape of the education sector in Wales.

It is a successful and popular programme with teachers and educationalists and has built many productive and collaborative links between UWTSD and local authorities, schools, ERW and outside agencies. The programme as a whole is designed to support teaching as a research-based profession. We believe that practice is improved through reflection-on-action and that practitioner research must play a fundamental part of school improvement and professional development. The degree is designed to build on the realities of educational practice and support individual teachers in their professional development and/or career objectives. Learning and Teaching In part one of the programme you will study four 30-credit modules followed by a 60-credit dissertation in part two. In part one of the programme, you will attend modules led by a tutor and undertake directed and independent study. In part two you will attend dissertation support sessions, your dissertation supervisor will also be available to support you through the research phase. In addition to the general MA Education route there are also five optional pathways available: Additional Learning Needs; Language and Literacy; Leadership; Learning and Teaching; and, Equity in Education.

Optional Modules Include:

  • Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties in Practice
  • Dyslexia in an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Language Learning and Literacy in the Classroom
  • Language Needs and Delays
  • School Leadership at all Levels: a critical perspective
  • Professional Learning in Context: leadership
  • Leading Learning and Teaching (cross-curriculum responsibilities)
  • Assessment for Learning and Development Thinking
  • Secuiry Equity in Education
  • Strengthening Community Engagement

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

Junine Thomas-Waters