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Education (Music Education) MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Music Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course deepens your understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to your professional life as a music teacher on this flexible master's course. This pathway is offered on a full-time and part-time basis and is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of busy professionals and to reflect your own interests. At the Institute of Education we recognise the uniqueness of every student and we address our teaching to suit your individual needs. You will deepen your understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to your professional life as a music teacher, and evaluate aspects of your practice. Based in our purpose-built music education department, you will complete modules which focus on musical leadership, choral education, music technology, assessment in music, and musical cognition. The programme's design enables you to benefit from a wide choice of generic modules that explore education and research as well as specific musical interests. You will be taught by a diverse and incredibly experienced community of academics, and benefit from the breadth of their expertise and backgrounds in educating and influencing policy. Our teaching is interactive, experiential and innovative. We utilise a wide variety of technologies to enhance your learning, including making use of presentation tools, interactive whiteboards, mixed media, social media and mobile technologies in our teaching and screen capture in assessment.

Our master's and professional programmes have enabled many students to gain a promotion within their institutions. This MA Education in Inclusive Education has provided students with an excellent foundation to doctoral studies in Education or for our successful part-time Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD).

Different course options

Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

Musical leadership in school and community
Investigating education
Musical development, appraisal and assessment
Improving teaching and learning
Values and practices in education

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,545

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,045

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Apart from the standard university entry requirements, we normally expect students to have a professional background in education with experience of teaching. Ideally we would like students to have had at least two years’ experience of teaching but will consider applications from good students with at least one year’s experience. If you have a slightly lower degree qualification than usual, this can be compensated for by good teaching experience.