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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

02-OCT-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Whether you are working as a teacher, lecturer, trainer, educational leader, manager or administrator – or aspiring to a career in education – this course will give you a significant insight into the latest trends and leading-edge research, and how those impact on policy and practice.

You will learn how to undertake and use educational research, and to reflect on your own practice, using your knowledge of the latest educational trends and developments, to inform and enhance the way you work.

You will leave this course with:

  • knowledge of research-informed practice, trends and the latest developments in education
  • a greater understanding of current educational issues to enhance your own professional practice
  • improved research, analysis and critical thinking skills
  • experience of undertaking a small-scale research project in your own professional context
  • the skills and knowledge to able to make an enhanced contribution to policy and practice in education

The qualification you receive will help to enhance your career opportunities. The international education sector increasingly requires master’s level qualifications for promoted posts.

We also offer the option of studying towards the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates as part of this course, which may increase your career options further.

Study pathways

You can choose one of the following study pathways as part of this course:

MA Education

Allows you the greatest flexibility in choice of units and dissertation topic (with the exception of those opting to take the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate, who are required to take specific units).

MA Education (International Education)

Designed for those who wish to develop knowledge and an understanding of issues relating to education beyond the national context. Depending on your interests, you can focus on issues relating to educational practices in different national systems, on international schools and/or on other issues cutting across national contexts.

MA Education (Learning and Teaching)

If you wish to develop a deeper understanding of learning and teaching and enhance your professional practice then this pathway is for you. Core units explore learning theories and the role of new technologies.

MA Education (Educational Leadership and Management)

Designed to meet the needs of professionals who wish to enhance their work as leaders and managers, or who aspire to a leadership role. You will gain an in-depth understanding of current educational management practice, theory, research and policy.

Modules

To provide an overview of key concepts and issues connected with managing educational organisations in diverse contexts; To explore selected areas of management practice with reference to research, theory and professional experience; To foster students' critical reflection on the effectiveness and improvement of management practice in their experience.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Part-time distance learning, Summer School and Study Centres Fee : 12 credit unit - £1,460, 6 credit unit - £720, 3 credit unit - £360, Dissertation (worth 30 credits) - £3,670

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Part-time distance learning, Summer School and Study Centres Fee : 12 credit unit - £1,460, 6 credit unit - £720, 3 credit unit - £360, Dissertation (worth 30 credits) - £3,670

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above or a degree that is not a 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) plus at least 2 years relevant experience in a relevant field or sector or a teaching qualification (gained after at least the equivalent of 2 satisfactory years of higher education) plus at least 2 years of relevant experience in a relevant field or sector.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more

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