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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Education

Programme code:MA-ED-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Syafiq Mat Noor Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

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:

MA Education is a flexible programme, aimed at educators and leaders in education, which will improve your
practice through a highly personalised programme of Masters level study.

The programme will prepare you to be a thought leader in your specific area of educational interest by introducing
you to a range of core and optional modules grounded in educational research and theoretical understandings of

This allows you to tailor your studies to your own interests, and undertake modules that draw upon core research
strands from different areas of education such as Childhood Studies, Digital Education, Inclusive and Special
Education, Language in Education, and Climate Change and Sustainability Education.

In semester one, you will undertake three core modules, a 30-credit Foundations of Educational Research module, a 30-credit Foundations of Educational Practice, and a 60-credit Dissertation. You will also need to take another 60 –credits of optional modules from a variety of options in subject specific areas of education. The modules encourage and enable you to think deeply and critically about education. These stimulating modules support you in the process of beginning to articulate, explain and justify your own position within the complex and diverse field of education studies.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

EDUC5000MFoundations of Educational Research30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5002MFoundations of Educational Practice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5430MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

- Candidates will be required to study 60 credits: 30 credits from the Semester 1 modules list and 30 credits from the Semester 2 modules list.

Semester 1 modules

EDUC5009MClimate Change and Sustainability Education30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5049MEducation, Language and Society30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5264MEducation in a Digital Society30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5610MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5861MTheorizing Childhood and Youth30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Semester 2 modules

EDUC5010MEducation for Sustainable Development30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5020MCreativity and Play for Learning30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5611MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5866MChild Poverty and Well-being30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5225MChildren's Literature: Language, Discourse and Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 12/06/2024 14:21:24


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