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Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

20-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching / Training (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Successfully completing our MA Education will enhance your employability skills and ability to move within the education sector. The award will strengthen your understanding of educational issues and the knowledge required for a number of professional roles.

The MA Education aims to meet the growing need for advanced academic and subject-specific training in a broad educational context. The option of specific pathways enables you to select areas of interest to support your future employment goals. The 20 month January start option is possible for entrants who already have obtained 60 level 7 credits in the past 5 years.

The course focuses on developing your practice in relation to the needs of your professional setting. All modules have been designed to support your teaching and associated educational leadership practice in a wide range of workplace environments. This might be in a school, college, local authority, public service or community setting.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Education

Work placements

Although not compulsory, you’re encouraged to secure a placement in a relevant educational setting for approximately one day per week. This could be an early years setting, a primary or secondary school, a college or university, or another educational environment.

The placement could be linked to a potential employment opportunity in a sector that you wish to gain new experiences in. However, it can be purely voluntary. Completing a placement will enhance your professional development and help provide context to your studies. The MA Education does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

We have a good range of contacts across the education sector. Tutors will support you in finding suitable placement opportunities.

Assessment

All modules are assessed through a variety of formats, including: assignments, case studies, annotated bibliographies, contributions to online discussion forums and the dissertation.

All modules are assessed summatively by means of individual assessments. For students working in early years settings, optional modules can be taken which have a relevant focus.

Careers

This award is focused on professional development and is therefore suitable if you’re planning to work in various educational settings, such as galleries, museums, visitor centres and offender settings.

Once you’ve achieved your Master’s degree, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to our PhD and EdD awards – Doctoral-level programmes aimed at helping you develop your capabilities even further.

Modules

This module presents the concept of learning, the developing theories of learning and explores ways in which learning can be measured and assessed. In discussing the relationship between learning and a range of theoretical positions, the module will highlight implications of these theories for supporting learning in practice. It will also consider aspects of recent neuroscience in relation to cognitive development. It will also present different approaches to the assessment of learning (including formative and summative assessment) and discuss effective learner feedback strategies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,085

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need: An Honours degree, classification 2:2 or above; GCSE English grade C or above, or equivalent; Evidence of an Enhanced DBS check (We can process this application but you’ll need to pay the standard fee).

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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