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This flexible postgraduate course will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development by exploring a diverse range of educational topics, tailored to your own practice.

Taught by qualified practitioners, and with the opportunity to collaborate with peers from the sector, you will be able to create a body of new and emerging knowledge. This will inform and develop a wide range of educational sectors, such as further and higher education as well as schools. Research supported by critical enquiry and discourse will extend, develop and enhance your ability to evaluate and judge the underlying assumptions surrounding educational policy and practice.

You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to initiate and sustain change, both in your own practice and within your professional context.

This flexible postgraduate course will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development by exploring a diverse range of educational topics, tailored to your own practice.

Taught by qualified practitioners, and with the opportunity to collaborate with peers from the sector, you will be able to create a body of new and emerging knowledge. This will inform and develop a wide range of educational sectors, such as further and higher education as well as schools. Research supported by critical enquiry and discourse will extend, develop and enhance your ability to evaluate and judge the underlying assumptions surrounding educational policy and practice.

You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to initiate and sustain change, both in your own practice and within your professional context.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time
1 other options available

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

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On this programme you will be able to select a bespoke combination of taught modules, plus a dissertation topic of your choice, to support your professional or personal interests.

You will study current educational issues and examine key features of practices in educational systems, with particular reference to major current policy initiatives. We’ll encourage you to become an independent learner, critically reflecting on your own experience and applying what you have learnt to your own organisation.

Through lectures, seminars, and group discussion you will develop a critical understanding of the relationships between research, policy and practice and their applications to different settings. You will use work-based learning to tailor the course to suit your own specialist area of practice.

You’ll be assessed through a variety of approaches including assignments, presentations, portfolios and reports. All tasks will be clearly explained in advance and assessment criteria, grade descriptors and marking schemes will be available for every assignment and thoroughly discussed in class.

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The staff who lead the modules on this course are all passionate about their subject. They are qualified teachers and practitioners, with substantial experience across the whole of the education sector.

Throughout the course you will be supported by your guidance tutor, the programme leader, and each of your module tutors. You will receive extra support and supervision during your dissertation project, when we will match you with a tutor who specialises in your area of interest. This will allow you to draw on their relevant knowledge and expertise.

The education team are dedicated to developing their own learning and research, and are frequently published in education journals.

Staff Profiles / Education MA

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At our base on Coach Lane Campus you will benefit from modern teaching facilities, and from being immersed in an environment dedicated to the study of education.

This environment gives you the opportunity to reflect on your learning and discuss your findings with your peers, many of whom are from similar work backgrounds and working towards the same career goals.

Technology-enhanced learning is used extensively across the course and each module will have its own e-learning area. This helps us to share learning materials with you in a flexible way and allows you to revisit learning materials in your own time, and enables you to have online discussions with your fellow students to develop ideas. You’ll also be equipped with the ability to challenge your personal and professional development, applying planning tools and career advice through the UseMYAbility website.

If you are an international student you can also benefit from the support of our Academic Language Skills Programmes (ALS). The programmes will run alongside your studies to help you develop your academic language and communication skills within an Education context.

Facilities / Education MA

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Research-rich learning is embedded into every aspect of our postgraduate Education courses. We have designed the courses to equip you with critical and independent enquiry skills that will last a lifetime.

You will develop skills in collaborative working, discipline-specific creativity and project management. You will be encouraged to examine, compare and contrast different world views. You will examine key education theories and concepts, and enrich your understanding of these through critical discussion with your peers, colleagues and lecturers.

All of this will feed into your own independent research project towards the end of the course, during which you can draw on our lecturers’ wide-ranging expertise.

Our academic staff have extensive research experience in all areas of education, from early years and schools to post-compulsory and higher education. Our areas of research strength include school-to-school networking and collaboration, educational leadership, curriculum innovation, and the impact of educational initiatives on marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Research / Current Departmental Research Themes

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Designed to cater for a wide range of professionals in education, this programme will offer you a great launch pad for the next step in your career. The flexibility to choose from such a wide variety of modules mean you can prepare for the exact role you want.

You’ll graduate with knowledge of the very latest in education research, policy and practice, and with a whole new perspective on data and evaluation, all of which will help to put you at the forefront of your field. You’ll also be able to reflect upon and challenge your own practice, which is a valuable skill to demonstrate to future employers.

You will leave the course confident in your knowledge and abilities, empowered to make change in your own organisation and ready to go to the next level in your career.

Book an Open Day / Experience Education

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Education at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification such as a Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Other professional qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,170

Full EU Fee: £7,170

Full International Fee: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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