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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

This award is designed to enable students to focus on their own individual interests and professional priorities in any of the modules studied. This award enables experienced professionals to demonstrate the breadth of their experience and professional interests in creative and innovative ways. Less experienced professionals are supported in developing their professional interests in creative and innovative ways.

Why choose this course?

The programme supports you in developing your knowledge and understanding of issues and practice through enquiry and research. The programme provides a range of module choices, but you are encouraged to bring your own ideas and focus on your own particular professional interests.

Through this programme you will:

  • Develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of issues relating to education practice through critical reflection, analysis and enquiry
  • Develop your ability to critically analyse educational theory and how it links to practice
  • Become a member of a supportive learning community and learn from professionals from a range of educational settings
  • Become a successful practitioner researcher

What will I study?

Taught sessions are built around discussion, discovery, shared learning and peer review with tutor support and expertise immediately at hand. All modules are constructed so that the focus of the work should be upon your individual interests and professional requirements.

  • For each 30 credit module, attendance at between 7/8 twilight sessions per module
  • A significant amount of private study and reading
  • Independent research
  • An assignment of 4,500 words or equivalent for 30 credit modules
  • A final 60 credit module over a year with a 12,000 word assignment
  • Full access to the University’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and virtual learning environment

What job can I get?

The MA Education award aspires to prepare graduates for successful careers in the field of education. This programme equips graduates with the skills to critique, influence and improve policy and practice in a range of educational contexts and can therefore transform careers. Graduates from this programme often secure promotions with their current employer or venture into new fields such as research, advisory or policy-making roles. Some students gain positions in new education contexts, such as higher education and progress on to doctoral study.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 25-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-20

Modules

The purpose of this module is to undertake an enquiry which aims to impact on practice or enhance knowledge in a chosen field. The focus for the enquiry should be based upon a problem or issue arising from a professional context or a current issue in the education field. In the design of the research students will examine the purposes and principles of research into practice and a range of both qualitative and quantitative research skills and strategies. A key feature of the enquiry is the emphasis on the impact of the research findings on educational policy or practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,925

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You would need to have an honours degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent qualifications and/or experience. Overseas awards need to be recognised as equivalent by NARIC. English language Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or equivalent. Previous Masters level study is considered for accreditation through the APCL process. Non-certificated Masters level study might be accredited through the APEL process. This must be completed prior to beginning study on the programme.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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