The well-established MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) has been running since 1995 and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of participants and potential participants.
This postgraduate course in Education consists of a number of specialist pathways and is for a range of professional backgrounds including teachers, lecturers and managers in the further education sector; speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, midwives and members of the armed forces and police service.
Lecturers will work with you to put together a course specifically tailored to meet your professional needs. On your chosen pathway, you will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying your learning to your own practice.
During your MA Education studies, if you decide to focus on one of the areas you have studied at module level, there is the possibility for you to transfer onto one of the specialist awards available.
On all pathways within the MA Education (Innovation in Learning & Teaching) programme, you must take the core module Research Methodology. This module will equip you to carry out a small scale education enquiry ethically and effectively. You are then free to choose three other modules from the wide selection available within the MA Education programme.
MA Education (Innovation in Learning & Teaching) pathways include:
- MA Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- MA Leadership and Management [Education]
- MA SEN
- MA SEN [ASD]
- Postgraduate Diploma SEN Specific Learning Difficulties
Awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level (after completion of two taught modules) and Postgraduate Diploma level (after completion of four taught modules). Full MA awards require you to complete a 17,000 word research dissertation and a 3,000 word dissemination plan after the taught programmes.
A Masters degree is required for professional advancement in numerous occupations, and is widely seen as evidence of a successful commitment to high level professional development. The broad award of MA Education indicates you have acquired skills and knowledge across a range of different areas.
If you are interested in the possibility of a higher degree by research, your tutors will be pleased to discuss the opportunities for doing so here.