MA Education

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.

The School of Education has provided so much support in addition to the excellent course and allowed me to develop a clear idea of my future career path.

Yan Wu, Postgraduate student in Department of Education

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

We designed this course for education professionals. It will bring you up to date with all the latest theory and research relating to learning, teaching and assessment, and educational policy.

You may not have professional teaching experience, but you can go on placement in an educational setting as part of this course.

There are lectures, seminars and workshops. You'll get regular meetings with your personal tutor who will support and encourage your learning and understanding.

There are no written formal exams. You're assessed on coursework and a 15-20,000-word dissertation.

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
  • The Practice of Research
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Reflections on Practice in Learning and Teaching, Globalisation and Education
  • Globalising Curriculum, Assessment and
  • Pedagogy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology and Learning Communities
  • Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research
  • Understanding Communities
  • Understanding Social Exclusion
  • Early Childhood 1: development, learning and curriculum
  • Early Childhood 2: contemporary issues in early childhood education

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Discussion
  • Active inquiry
  • Investigations

You'll meet regularly with your personal tutor who'll support and encourage your learning and understanding.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • A 15-20,000-word dissertation

Course duration

36 weeks full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

During this one-year, full-time course you will explore theory and research relating to learning, teaching and assessment and educational policy. You may not have professional experience in teaching, but there is a school placement module in an educational setting as an optional part of this course (limited numbers).

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
  • The Practice of Research
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Choose two from:

  • Reflections on Practice in Learning and Teaching
  • Globalisation and Education
  • Globalising Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology and Learning Communities
  • Quantitative Methodologies in Educational Research
  • Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research
  • Early Childhood 1: Development, Learning and Curriculum
  • Early Childhood 2: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education
  • Language Acquisition, Learning and Pedagogy
  • Language, Society and Education

Structure, teaching and assessment

All MA courses follow a similar pattern with two core modules and two subject-specific modules.

Teaching and learning takes place via lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion, active inquiry and investigations. Regular meetings with a personal tutor support and encourage your learning and understanding.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field is required.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our programmes, contact us:

E: MA-FT@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 8115

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.