This course enhances your knowledge, skills and understanding in specialist areas of education. It enables you to develop your critical engagement in specific areas of interest, such as Leadership, Special Educational Needs, Early Years and issues related to classroom studies. The MA Education will allow you to gain further knowledge and understanding in areas of working with children and adults in a wide variety of local authority or social care settings as well as in nurseries, schools and colleges.
For those already in work, the part-time route will support promotion to leadership and management roles. Our names awards will enable students to progress to doctoral study in specific specialist areas.
Studying on this course will able you to apply your own area of interest or practice to specific areas of study and to develop in the direction which interests you. You will learn through a variety of ways including workshops, seminars, online learning and through tutorial support.
For those not working in educational settings, e.g. full-time home and international students, you will be given the opportunity to attend placements to support your learning. International students will be provided with additional supports in the first term of study with additional group sessional and tutorials.
For part-time students this blended learning course will allow you to study around your work commitments with a combination of face-to-face sessions as well as online support and activities.
On the MA Education courses you will be taught by experts in the fields of Education, Special Educational Needs, Diversity and Social Justice and Early Years. You will be supervised by staff who are publishing in current journals and have written books in these areas. Additionally you will meet staff who have had previous employment in Educational and Social Care settings and are able to relate theory to a practice context.
TheMA in Education (Leadership) is part-time and aimed at developing your knowledge of leading change within organisations which have education as a key focus. This could include Schools, Early Years settings, FE colleges, local government, prisons, military and private training organisations.
The course provides a dedicated route for those in management positions (or on a management career path). The course aims to develop both analytical and practical skills and will equip you to critically analyse current practices and processes as well as develop your own approaches to effective change.
We aim to integrate examples from practice, up to date case studies and projects focussed on particular developments throughout the course. For existing professionals, a Masters level qualification will enhance your chances for promotion and for employment in other contexts. Masters study supports promotion to senior positions in the field of education, with this qualification acting as an important indicator of your ability and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a senior leader in educational settings. The course is designed to help you engage with study and critique key issues in education as well as to be able to identify and justify recommendations for further action. As a masters graduate, therefore, you will have the confidence, knowledge and critical skills to prepare and present a strong application to senior posts in the field of education.