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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Education

Programme code:MA-ED-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Innocent Tasara Contact

A part-time variant of this programme is available, Prog Code MA-ED-PT. For further details, please contact programme leader.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Normally a first degree and at least 2 years' experience in the field of education.
- Other applicants with appropriate experience will be considered on an individual basis.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Programme specification:

Different modules in this large and wide-ranging programme have their own particular aims and objectives. However, all taught modules and the Critical Study/dissertation aim to enhance the professional development of experienced teachers. An overall course aim is to ensure that this development takes place in the context and atmosphere of the latest research in education and the particular specialism within the field which the module addresses.

The course is designed to develop the necessary educational understanding, analytical skills and leadership qualities for success in education through to the raising of pupils' achievement and school improvement. The size of the course, the wide range of modules available and the flexible modular structure permit teachers to develop these requirements in all curriculum areas, at all levels and in all phases.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory module:

EDUC5060MGetting Started: Research Questions and Approaches in Education15 creditsSemester 1, 1 Nov to 31 Dec, 1 Jan to 31 Mar, 1 Mar to 31 May, 01 Oct to 30 Nov
EDUC5430MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Students must study and pass at least 15 credits from the following modules: EDUC5061M, EDUC5062M or EDUC5063M.

EDUC5061MPhilosophical underpinning of educational research15 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5062MQualitative data: processes of collection, interpretation and analysis15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5063MIntroduction to quantitative data analysis15 creditsSemester 2, 1 Nov to 31 Dec

- Candidates will be required to study 90 credits from the following optional modules.
- Candidates may not choose more than 60 credits from the same specialist programme area.

EDUC5015MDeveloping Teaching and Learning Through Evidence-based Practice30 creditsNot running in 201920
EDUC5016MLeading Teaching and Learning Through Evidence-based Practice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EDUC5034MGlobal Learning in UK Primary Schools30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5042MContemporary Global Challenges in Education Policy and Leadership Practice30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5043MCritical Perspectives on Leadership Theory and Practice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5053MDirected Study in Education 130 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5264MEducation in a Digital Society30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5267MDesigning Digital Education30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5306MThe Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5610MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5611MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5811MDevelopmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5812MDevelopmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5861MTheorizing Childhood and Youth30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5862MResearch with Children and Young People30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5863MOn-screen, off-screen: children's creativity and cultures30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5903MLearning and Teaching Vocabulary15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5912MGrammar, Learning and Teaching15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5925MTeacher Education for TESOL15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5927MAssessing Language Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5935MMaterials Development for TESOL15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar

Last updated: 26/09/2019


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