Education - MA
Why study this course?
Our Education MA course will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress within, or begin, a career in education. You’ll be taught an academic framework that will help you analyse educational issues and develop your own professional practice.
In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
This master’s course has been specially designed to introduce you to the academic debates associated with education. Successful completion of the course will help you progress within your current education role or start a new career in the sector.
Your own experience of different UK and international contexts will be used to enrich your learning in class. You’ll study the key influences on education in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in order to develop the intellectual tools you need to engage with current educational policy and provision.
We’ll teach you how the school curriculum is led and managed. This will help you understand the purposes of the curriculum and how it influences pupils’ learning.
Specialist option modules will allow you to explore subjects that are of particular interest to you. These include Web-based Learning and Teaching, Understanding the Language Classroom and the Specialist Study Module, which allows you to explore an education-focused topic of your own choice (in agreement with your supervisor) in greater depth.
You can complete this course as a postgraduate diploma by taking four core modules and two option modules. You could also choose to study for a postgraduate certificate in education by studying three core modules that include the Critical Theory and Education module and either the Curriculum Leadership or Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment module.
You’re assessed via coursework including one essay of 6,000 words or two essays of 3,000 words. There are also presentations and a dissertation.
You will be required to have:
- a good undergraduate degree in education or social sciences
- GCSE English at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or higher (or equivalent)
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
For the MA, students will take six taught modules and submit a triple-module dissertation. MA dissertations are 15,000-20,000 words, equivalent to three modules. Topics are chosen in consultation with the course leader and supervised by an appropriate member of staff.
- Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
- Critical Theory and Education
- Curriculum Leadership
- Research Methods in Education
- MA Education Dissertation
- Specialist Study Module (Examples include Bilingualism and Education: the Classroom and School Context; Children’s Literature in Education; Educational Approaches to Inclusion and Social Justice; Childhood, Education, Spaces; and Citizenship and Education)
- Applying Learning Technologies
- Web-based Learning and Teaching
“I was stunned by the friendly atmosphere of the classes and the lecturers’ generous support and undivided attention. My lecturers were outstanding role models for me.
The next time I teach in a class I know I will be a more attentive and dedicated teacher to my students”.
Parisa Javani, Education MA graduate
The course benefits you whatever your interest in education, be it as a parent, teacher, researcher, community worker or education administrator.
Our recent graduates have gone on to find careers in the education sector as deputy head teachers, special needs teachers and behaviour management coordinators.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Please note, fees and course details may be subject to change.
When to apply
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
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Sandra AbegglenPhoto of female Senior lecturer in Education Studies and course leader for Education Sandra Abegglen
Dr David BlundellHead of Education Dr David Blundell
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