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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.
Group of postgraduate education students in the students' union

Course description

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).

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Modules

Core modules

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

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
  • 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

Teaching

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.

A weekly tutorial and a Study of Education course accompanies the taught modules.

Assessment

There are no formal written examinations and assessment is by coursework and a 15–20,000-word dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You'll need a good honours degree in a related field.

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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Contact

education-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8177

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