A degree and/or a teaching qualification are normally required for admission. Your professional experience may, however, count towards entry if you do not hold a degree – many successful participants (who are not graduates) have joined the programme and have found practitioner-expertise appropriate to the demands of the programme. This will be discussed at interview. Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate For students whose first language is not English, please see the University's international web page for details of English language requirements. Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate For students whose first language is not English, please see the University's international web page for details of English language requirements.
Months of entry
Our MA Education programme will:
- build upon your existing skills, experience and/or qualifications using our APL processes;
- allow you to customise your experience of the programme through flexible assessment approaches;
- develop your skills, knowledge and understandings and apply what you learn to your current or future role, responsibilities or career aspirations;
- provide a high quality learning experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.
Most modules are delivered on campus, but some are delivered online to offer greater flexibility. Lectures are mostly in the evenings. Most participants in the Masters Education (Generic) full time programme are from other European countries or International students and we try to promote a lively and challenging community to include all. We welcome you if you are involved in any areas of education or you wish to progress straight from a first degree.
Postgraduate study has enjoyed massive growth in the past 10 years - postgraduate student numbers nationally have grown by 36 per cent, with nearly a quarter of students in UK universities studying at postgraduate level. Clearly professionals believe a postgraduate qualification is valuable to their personal and professional lives.
The MA Education (Generic) full time route is designed to fast track participants through the qualification in a year. In order to ensure a broad experience focused on key areas of education we have created the following route:
Whole year module
7ED003 Developing academic study skills - designed to support fast track academic study (20 credits)
Term 1: 17 October to 12 December
7ED021Developing e learning within diverse educational settings - designed to keep you informed about digital futures in education (20 credits)
Choice of module - an opportunity to choose a module from those offered in term 1. (20 credits)
Term 2: 16 January – 12 March
7ED001 Teachers change and learning - a module focussed on three different views of education and change (20 credits)
7ED007 Research Methods - a key module looking at ways in which we arrive at perspectives on education and preparing you for the Dissertation (20 credits)
7ED026 Dissertation Start the literature review for your Dissertation (60 Credits)
Term 3: 16 April – 11 June
(4) 7ED002 Critical approaches to learning teaching and diversity - a chance to focus on how teachers and learners come together in diverse and changing communities (20 credits)
Continue with Dissertation
Term 4: 2 July – 19 September
Information for international students
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Please see contact details below
- 0800 953 3222