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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Education

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

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 (Sep to Jan), 01 Oct to 30 Nov, 1 Mar to 31 May, 1 Nov to 31 Dec
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 credits1 Nov to 31 Dec
EDUC5062MQualitative data: processes of collection, interpretation and analysis15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5063MIntroduction to quantitative data analysis15 credits1 Nov to 31 Dec, 1 Mar to 31 May

- 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.

EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5053MDirected Study in Education 130 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5264MEducation in a Digital Society30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5267MDesigning Digital Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5610MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5611MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5811MDevelopmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5812MDevelopmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5861MTheorizing Childhood and Youth30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5862MResearch with Children and Young People30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5866MChild poverty and well-being30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5903MLearning and Teaching Vocabulary15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5912MGrammar, Learning and Teaching15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5916MTasks and Materials for TESOL15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5919MCurrent Issues in Second Language Teacher Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5927MAssessing Language Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May

Last updated: 06/09/2021 15:39:13


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