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- Two years
- Start Dates:
- February and September
- Year one - one day per week in semester one, and attendance and tutorials in semester two.
Year two - Attendance and tutorial support
- High Wycombe
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This course is designed to provide an inter-disciplinary approach for educators from a range of professional areas. The flexible approach and delivery offers the opportunity for participants to structure study to meet individual interests and areas of practice. This course is intended to enable teachers to demonstrate their understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. You will be expected to carry out a sustained research study, critically reviewing the current knowledge base of a specific area of educational practice, synthesizing research findings, and reaching appropriate conclusions. You are expected to be able to make appropriate recommendations relevant to your area of educational practice.
If you need or would like to study a particular aspect of a particular programme, or wish to study over a longer period than the standard part-time course, you can study individual modules as an associate student. Credits gained from the study of these modules can be used towards the degree programme in the future. This also means that financial costs can be spread over a longer period of time.
The programme is offered as an inter-professional Masters in Education for education professionals working in fields such as: primary education; secondary education; tertiary education (further or higher); practice education in health and social care.
You may choose this award as a highly structured part-time route to gaining a higher qualification in your field. In the majority of education sectors, licence to practice is linked to PG Cert status (60 level 7 credits) while leadership and advanced practitioner roles are increasingly linked to attaining MA status. Accordingly, this ‘top-up’ MA programme enables you to build upon the 60 credits already gained in your PGCE and to advance your professional expertise by capturing and reflecting upon your ongoing professional education since the point of initial qualification and gaining additional skills to undertake robust and influential research in your settings, organisations or sectors.
The MA in Education has been developed with the needs of the participant in mind and offers a great deal of flexibility both in its structure and through the methods of delivery. The programme encourages you to apply principles in practice and have the opportunity to study a particular area of practice in-depth. Monthly support sessions are provided by the course leader to supplement individual research supervision and formal teaching on research methods. Research supervisors are drawn from our experienced education staff and are matched to the research interests of the individual participants undertaking the programme.
- Qualitative Research methods and analysis
- Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
- Capturing Professional Education
You must hold a postgraduate certificate in the broad field of education studies: this will automatically enable you to bring 60 credits into the Masters in Education framework.
Postgraduate certificates recognised within the framework include:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education leading to QTS
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education leading to QTLS
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education leading to Nurse Tutor registration (NMC)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education leading to Practice Teacher registration (NMC)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education leading to Higher Education Academy Fellowship
- Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Practice (linked to Graduate Teacher Programme
APL to the value of 30 credits is available within the Masters framework, you will be able to APL against the optional modules Mentorship in Practice (level 7) or capturing professional development modules. There is a requirement that the award on which APL is sought is relevant and current (last 5 years) as this is the only way in which the overall programme outcomes of the MA are met and the award’s integrity maintained.
Particular courses which you may wish to APL against include (but are not limited to):
- Mentorship in Professional Practice (30 Level, 7 credits)
- Practice Teacher Award (30 Level, 7 credits)
- Enabling Learning and Mentoring Award (30 Level. 7 credits)
If English is not your first language, you will be required to hold an overall total band score of IELTS 6.5 or higher for postgraduate study, or equivalent.
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
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Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.