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The Education Leadership in Learning (Teach First) MA is specifically for applicants who have completed the Teach First PGDE. This 60-credit course will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development. 

We will focus on improving your substantive knowledge in order to inform and develop a wide range of educational sectors.This will include school, further and higher education.

You will use research and critical enquiry to further extend, develop and enhance your ability to evaluate and judge the underlying assumptions surrounding educational policy and practice.

You will develop a critical understanding of the inter-relationships between research, policy and practice and their manifestations in different settings and contexts.

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.

Throughout the course you will be supported by your guidance tutor, the programme leader, and 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 Leadership in Learning MA will develop your critical reflective abilities, with a view of empowering you to become entrepreneurial in relation to your ongoing career within your chosen sector. This may be further education, higher education, schools or training organisations.

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 will also be equipped with the ability to challenge your personal and professional development, applying planning tools and career advice through the UseMYAbility website.

 

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year Part-Time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Module Information

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Through this programme of study, you will develop the skills to analyse, evaluate and synthesise data from a wide range of sources. You will be able to discern the value and contribution of such data to create innovative interpretations, which will contribute to relevant themes both in practice and policy for a variety of educational sectors. 

We will 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 be summatively assessed through a dissertation. All tasks will be clearly explained in advance and assessment criteria, grade descriptors and marking schemes will be available for the dissertation and this will be thoroughly discussed in class.

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The staff who lead the module 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 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.

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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 will 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.

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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 quality Improvement project, 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.

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You will graduate with knowledge of the very latest in education research, policy and practice, and with a whole new perspective on data and evaluation. This will place you at the forefront of your field.

You will also be able to reflect upon and challenge your own practice, which is a valuable skill to demonstrate to future employers. You will be ready to advance your career in education with the specialist knowledge that you have gained.

You will leave the course confident in your 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 Leadership in Learning

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have: 

Applicants must hold a PGDE (Teach First).

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 5.5 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: £2,390

Full EU Fee: £2,390

Full International Fee: £5,167

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

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Work Based Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)

This module comprising the implementation of a quality improvement project in your workplace is designed to promote your personal development, equipping you with a range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills. The real-time work-based dissertation will be of benefit to your employing organisation. It seeks to raise your awareness of the workplace as a learning environment, extend your capability and enhance your individual effectiveness, employability and business competitiveness. It will focus on organisational-based issues and seek to develop your skills in the diagnosis of problems, research and analysis. You will develop strategies to address complex problems in your organisation and practice, responding to internal and external factors that every organisation has to contend with. You will demonstrate that appropriate ethical, commercial, confidentiality and data protection issues are taken into consideration. The module will instil intellectual curiosity in you as a professional learner, and lay a foundation for a philosophy of lifelong learning. This will culminate in a dissertation report reflecting on the learning derived from implementing the project.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

WB0716 -

Work Based Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)

This module comprising the implementation of a quality improvement project in your workplace is designed to promote your personal development, equipping you with a range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills. The real-time work-based dissertation will be of benefit to your employing organisation. It seeks to raise your awareness of the workplace as a learning environment, extend your capability and enhance your individual effectiveness, employability and business competitiveness. It will focus on organisational-based issues and seek to develop your skills in the diagnosis of problems, research and analysis. You will develop strategies to address complex problems in your organisation and practice, responding to internal and external factors that every organisation has to contend with. You will demonstrate that appropriate ethical, commercial, confidentiality and data protection issues are taken into consideration. The module will instil intellectual curiosity in you as a professional learner, and lay a foundation for a philosophy of lifelong learning. This will culminate in a dissertation report reflecting on the learning derived from implementing the project.

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