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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview

The MA Education is a part-time programme designed to develop and strengthen your identity, critical confidence and academic expertise as a serving educational professional - whether you’re in the early stages of your education career or you have extensive experience.

This MA puts emphasis on broadening your critical perspective on education, with a carefully weighted balance between sector-wide and context-specific content and tasks. Dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff will guide you through varied philosophical and disciplinary positions, with a focus on supporting you in articulating and strengthening your own expert critical voice.

About this course

We’ve designed the course to lead you through established and emerging debates about policy and practice.

Through a developmental sequence of modules, you will strengthen your skills of critically reflective practice and practical enquiry. You’ll receive specialist training in thinking further and deeper about the complexity and challenges of education, as well as its possibilities. Throughout the MA, we’ll encourage you to reflect on your own priorities and interests, enabling you to shape and influence good practice in your workplace.

The course brings together educational professionals from a wide variety of contexts: early years, primary education, secondary education, special education, further and higher education. Students range from early career teachers to senior leaders and managers to those who support learning, and this diverse mix ensures sessions encompass multiple perspectives, broadening perception out from the practice of each singular workplace.

Our programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of busy professionals, with evening and weekend sessions sensibly spaced over each year. Learning is supported through access to the online library and journal resources, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and a specialist team of staff in our Learning Hub to support academic learning and development. Each module comes with a comprehensive handbook, reading list and detailed support for assessment, both with process and product.

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by a range of written forms, presentations and practical activities, in order to reflect the academic and employability skills you’ll develop within the programme.

Employability-relevant forms of presentation and critique – including posters, information leaflets and evidence-based briefs – are also used.

You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in your topic of choice for the written summative assessment undertaken. There are no exams.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This will help you to think about the issues related to investigating your own practice. You’ll explore the history of action research as a form of democratic research and engaged social action. You’ll also investigate issues of agency, community and collaboration in relation to action research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full time fee: £5,500. Part-time tuition fees are paid on a pro-rata basis. This means that when you come back to study for the second year you will pay a pro-rata fee relating to that year of study, not the fee relating to the year you started the course.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is an honours degree and a teaching qualification from the UK. You will need to be in a paid or voluntary teaching/training/supporting/managing learning role in an educational context to allow you to complete the assignments. Access to the course is through completion of a written application form. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may still be considered for a place following an application and interview process. Early application is advised, as places are limited.

University information

Leeds Trinity University is found six miles outside Leeds city centre and has been providing quality higher education to students for almost 50 years. The University is proud to provide a supportive community for each student and places a lot of emphasis on employability. Previous postgraduate students have gone on to become award-winning journalists, published authors and leaders of their industry. Whether you are looking for a complete...more

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