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MA Ed dissertation module, inclusive practice (EE816) Credits from The Open University

MA Ed dissertation module, inclusive practice (EE816) Credits from The Open University

Key information

Qualification type

Credits from The Open University

Subject areas

Integrated Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course builds on your previous learning from Stages 1 and 2 by extending your repertoire of skills in empirical research design. It offers you the opportunity to carry out a professional project in your workplace (or approved setting) that contributes to organisational development and/or effectiveness or conduct a small scale empirical study in an area of interest to you. The topic is chosen in consultation with your tutor, and must be within the practical scope of the degree programme.

You will be given the opportunity to explore the full repertoire of a small-scale investigation at your workplace or a relevant setting. Therefore you will need access to an educational setting that can be linked to your study in order to collect data for your dissertation. The nature of the final dissertation will be as follows: Planning, conducting and reporting on a small-scale investigation within a professional setting to develop, or enhance the understanding of, practice within that setting or Focus on the critical analysis of an extended project that contributes to personal and organisation development. This will require generating and analysing data as well as critically reflecting on what evidence means. In both cases you will be expected to provide a thorough and critical review of literature relating to the area under investigation. Full ethics clearance will be required as well. You will be expected to take 2 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment. On completion, you will be in a position to progress to the EdD programmes.

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


13 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should have completed or be studying the Stage 2 module Understanding literacy and inclusive practice (EE815) from the Masters in Education (F70) qualification.