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Education

MA

Boost employability

Develop your skills for a range of professional roles

Tailor your learning

Choose from a wide range of pathways

Enhance your skills

Course prepares you for a changing education sector

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, September start
Choose another study option
Duration:
1 Year
Start date:
9 September 2019
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Successfully completing our MA Education will enhance your employability skills and ability to move within the education sector. The award will strengthen your understanding of educational issues and the knowledge required for a number of professional roles.

The MA Education aims to meet the growing need for advanced academic and subject-specific training in a broad educational context. The option of specific pathways enables you to select areas of interest to support your future employment goals.

The course focuses on developing your practice in relation to the needs of your professional setting. All modules have been designed to support your teaching and associated educational leadership practice in a wide range of workplace environments. This might be in a school, college, local authority, public service or community setting.

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MA Education

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MA Education

On successful completion of study, you'll receive the following award:

MA Education

Part-time study

The length of time you'll need to complete the course part-time depends on the number of Level 7 credits you have that are eligible for Advance Standing. 

If you have 60 - 90 Advance Standing credits you'll typically complete the course within two years. If you have no Advance Standing credits, it will typically take three years.

Work placements

Although not compulsory, you’re encouraged to secure a placement in a relevant educational setting for approximately one day per week. This could be an early years setting, a primary or secondary school, a college or university, or another educational environment.

The placement could be linked to a potential employment opportunity in a sector that you wish to gain new experiences in. However, it can be purely voluntary. Completing a placement will enhance your professional development and help provide context to your studies. The MA Education does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

We have a good range of contacts across the education sector. Tutors will support you in finding suitable placement opportunities.

Course content

This course has been designed to enable you to qualify with a Master’s degree in just one year. During the first and second semesters you’ll complete four 30-credit modules (two per semester: one compulsory and one optional). In the final semester, you’ll complete a 60-credit dissertation.

Core modules cover Learning and Assessment, and Collaborative Working in Education. Option modules cover Education, Culture and Society; Educational Leadership and Management; International Perspectives in Early Years; and Contemporary Issues in Early Years.

The research dissertation reports on empirical research findings, analyses those findings and makes recommendations relating to professional practice.

This course has been designed to enable you to qualify with a Master’s degree in just one year. During the first and second semesters you’ll complete four 30-credit modules (two per semester: one compulsory and one optional). In the final semester, you’ll complete a 60-credit dissertation.

Core modules cover Learning and Assessment, and Collaborative Working in Education. Option modules cover Education, Culture and Society; Educational Leadership and Management; International Perspectives in Early Years; and Contemporary Issues in Early Years.

The research dissertation reports on empirical research findings, analyses those findings and makes recommendations relating to professional practice.

This course has been designed to enable you to qualify with a Master’s degree in just one year. During the first and second semesters you’ll complete four 30-credit modules (two per semester: one compulsory and one optional). In the final semester, you’ll complete a 60-credit dissertation.

Core modules cover Learning and Assessment, and Collaborative Working in Education. Option modules cover Education, Culture and Society; Educational Leadership and Management; International Perspectives in Early Years; and Contemporary Issues in Early Years.

The research dissertation reports on empirical research findings, analyses those findings and makes recommendations relating to professional practice.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020. The range of modules available, and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Learning and Assessment
Collaborative Working in Education
Dissertation

Entry requirements

You’ll need:

  • An Honours degree, classification 2:2 or above
  • GCSE English grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Evidence of an Enhanced DBS check (We can process this application but you’ll need to pay the standard fee)

If your first language is not English, you’ll need at least one of the following:

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing and listening modules)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 or 213 in the computer-based test. TOEFL results must include a minimum score of 4.5 for the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade C

You’ll need:

  • An Honours degree, classification 2:2 or above
  • GCSE English grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Evidence of an Enhanced DBS check (We can process this application but you’ll need to pay the standard fee)

If your first language is not English, you’ll need at least one of the following:

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing and listening modules)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 or 213 in the computer-based test. TOEFL results must include a minimum score of 4.5 for the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade C

You’ll need:

  • An Honours degree, classification 2:2 or above
  • GCSE English grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Evidence of an Enhanced DBS check (We can process this application but you’ll need to pay the standard fee)

If your first language is not English, you’ll need at least one of the following:

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing and listening modules)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 or 213 in the computer-based test. TOEFL results must include a minimum score of 4.5 for the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade C

Facilities

Careers

This award is focused on professional development and is therefore suitable if you’re planning to work in various educational settings, such as galleries, museums, visitor centres and offender settings.

Once you’ve achieved your Master’s degree, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to our PhD and EdD awards – Doctoral-level programmes aimed at helping you develop your capabilities even further.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment

All modules are assessed through a variety of formats, including: assignments, case studies, annotated bibliographies, contributions to online discussion forums and the dissertation.

All modules are assessed summatively by means of individual assessments. For students working in early years settings, optional modules can be taken which have a relevant focus.

All modules are assessed through a variety of formats, including: assignments, case studies, annotated bibliographies, contributions to online discussion forums and the dissertation.

All modules are assessed summatively by means of individual assessments. For students working in early years settings, optional modules can be taken which have a relevant focus.

All modules are assessed through a variety of formats, including: assignments, case studies, annotated bibliographies, contributions to online discussion forums and the dissertation.

All modules are assessed summatively by means of individual assessments. For students working in early years settings, optional modules can be taken which have a relevant focus.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

You’ll receive constructive feedback on all work submitted for assessment. Feedback is intended to help you learn and develop and you’re encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Feedback is normally provided within 20 working days following submission of work.

You’ll receive constructive feedback on all work submitted for assessment. Feedback is intended to help you learn and develop and you’re encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Feedback is normally provided within 20 working days following submission of work.

You’ll receive constructive feedback on all work submitted for assessment. Feedback is intended to help you learn and develop and you’re encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Feedback is normally provided within 20 working days following submission of work.

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,620 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£2,535 per year of study

For the course starting on 7 January 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
To be confirmed

For the course starting on 6 January 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
To be confirmed

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MA
Full-time, September start
09 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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