This Education MA degree is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge and skills within the field of education. Our programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding, so that you can progress within or embark on a career within the sector.
Our diverse course covers a range of disciplines, drawing from areas such as curriculum theory, psychology of learning and human potential, sociology of gender, social class, race, philosophy and the history of education.
This course aims to introduce you to key academic and professional debates within the field, helping you to develop a professional voice and standpoint. Upon successful completion of this course, we hope that you will feel enthused about returning to the field and feel intellectually empowered to initiate change.
Our modules have been developed to broaden the knowledge and meaning of the term ‘education’, as well as its purpose from being a ‘product’ to understanding how the curriculum is managed and led. You’ll also explore its influence on children’s learning, assessment and life chances. This degree has five core 20 credit modules:
Specialist option modules allow you to explore subjects that are of particular interest to you in more detail, such as:
If you have a particular interest in studying women abuse, you are also able to choose from the following option modules:
If there’s a specific topic you’d like to study in more detail that does not appear here, you can choose an alternative education-focused topic in agreement with a subject supervisor.
This course can be completed as a postgraduate diploma by taking four core modules and two optional modules. You could also choose to study for a postgraduate certificate in education by choosing to study the following three core modules: Critical Theory and Education; Curriculum Leadership; Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment.
If you already hold a relevant PGCE qualification, you may be able to apply for credit and study fewer modules to complete this MA.
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Critical Theory and Education (core, 20 credits)
Curriculum Leadership (core, 20 credits)
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (core, 20 credits)
Education Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
Research Methods in Education (core, 20 credits)
Advanced English for Masters Studies (option, 20 credits)
Applying Learning Technologies (option, 20 credits)
Issues in Language Learning: An Intercultural Approach (option, 20 credits)
Reflective Practice (option, 20 credits)
Sexual Violence: Causes, Consequences and Interventions (option, 20 credits)
Social Justice Education (option, 20 credits)
Specialist Study Module (option, 20 credits)
Understanding the Language Classroom (option, 20 credits)
Violence Against Women: Issues, Research and Policy (option, 20 credits)
Web-based Learning and Teaching (option, 20 credits)
The course benefits you whatever your interest in education, be it as a parent, teacher, researcher, community worker or education administrator.
Recent graduates have gone on to find careers in the education sector as deputy head teachers, special needs teachers and behaviour management coordinators.