School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Join education professionals from all over the world: our postgraduate courses will launch your career in education, or aid your continuing professional development.
Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work. Our research has a direct impact on educational theory, policy and practice; we're supporting the development of children, families and learning communities through dedicated research centres.
About the course
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).
- Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
- The Practice of Research
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.
1 year full-time
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
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.