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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Learning Theory

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Masters by Research (MRes) in Creative Learning is a collaboration between: UWTSD Institute of Education and Humanities (Yr Athrofa) and UWTSD Wales Institute of Science and Art (Swansea College of Art), giving you access to expertise from a range of professional arts, design, and education backgrounds.

The MRes is ideal for teachers and education professionals who are interested in developing creative learning experiences in their classrooms – whatever the curricular area or age of pupils.

The programme has been designed with working educators in mind, with face-to-face workshops taking place at evenings/weekends, supported by online and distance learning.

Course Overview

Creativity is fundamental to learning.

The Masters by Research in Creative Learning will offer students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the processes of innovation, creativity and design thinking, and apply this learning to a school / classroom context.

The MRes Programme has been designed with working teachers in mind, with face to face learning opportunities organised to suit educational professionals in evening sessions; it will be delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and master classes.

Collaboration and peer observation are integral to the design of the initial taught elements with the aim of developing a safe and supportive environment to explore and test ideas.

The second part of the programme will enhance students’ ability to manage complex research projects. In addition students will learn about approaches to impact assessment and evaluation of classroom intervention; they will have the opportunity to implement and evaluate a creative learning innovation in their own classroom or school setting.

The Creative Learning (MRes) is a practice-oriented, research Master’s degree that is ideal for teachers and education professionals who are interested in developing creative learning experiences in their classrooms – whatever the curricular area or age of children.

Career Opportunities

Creative Learning (MRes) is an ideal opportunity to develop your teaching practice and pedagogy through applied research skills and hands-on creative and arts-based practice.

The MRes will also offer an invaluable springboard to study for a doctoral degree or progress onto the professional Education Doctorate programme.

Modules

Seminars and tutorials will introduce the concepts of open-ended experiment and the potential of ?play? and ?experimental working? in creative learning. Indicative Content: Develop an experience of how to apply assessment of process and approaches; The testing of assumptions and constructs around the potential of learning experience; Systematic approaches to project planning, research documentation and information retrieval; Research, develop and plan a project from indeterminate or external stimulus that is process led and does not necessarily have a prescribed outcome or object; Cross-disciplinary experimentation, including collaborative working, performative approached and non-material practices; Historical and current models of experimental presentation modes; e.g. Pecha Kucha, blogging and social media platforms.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,447

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Ideally, you will be working in an educational setting and will already hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject. Each application will be considered on its own merit.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more