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Education MA

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Code
PGX30X
Start
September 2017
January 2018
Duration
1,2 or 3 years part-time, dependant on previous experience and qualifications
Attendance
Part-time
Fees
£36 per credit (UK/EU)
£36 per credit (INT)
Course leader
Ronald Sergejev

What constitutes good education and how can it be delivered most effectively? This flexible course, taught by tutors possessing extensive experience in educational settings, explores how education defines and contributes to the world around us. In understanding that education is much more than simply teaching and learning, you will begin to question many of the assumptions that lie beneath both policy and practice.

Why study MA Education at Middlesex University?

The core focus of this innovative MA is exceptional education. Our part-time course meets the needs of those who wish to further their knowledge of the theory and processes of education, but cannot commit to full-time studies. The course may be undertaken on an individual or collective basis, with groups of teachers and education professionals both eligible to enrol.

Structured so that assignments can be built into your working practice, the course will maximise the effectiveness of your teaching, leadership and management. We encourage participants to evaluate existing practices, develop new approaches and become immersed in action enquiry based research.

Middlesex's extensive history of delivering leading education courses ensures that you will benefit from the guidance of outstanding tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching. As research-leaders, our academics are widely published across disciplines such as multilingualism, diversity and childhood development.

Course highlights

  • Our education department is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning practice in the UK
  • Thought-leaders in their field, our tutors are able to contribute the very latest research findings to the course
  • For those registering in groups, the course pathway is developed by the University in partnership with schools or other agencies, who may offer module delivery at a convenient location
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning is available in all but the dissertation module, allowing you to gain credit for prior study and therefore shorten your overall study period
  • As a participant of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What you will study on the MA Education?

Assessment includes assignments, portfolios of evidence and action research projects. The learning process involves a combination of selective inputs, workshop activities, school based work, self-directed enquiries and research, and online learning. The modules can be undertaken at a distance from the University.

We understand that our students work in very busy environments, therefore we look to provide support wherever possible. Our principle aim is to tailor assignments to your institutional and personal needs, then use practitioner action enquiry and reflective practice as a learning model. All students will be enrolled on the MA course but may opt out at the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma stage.

Modules

The course title can be negotiated with the Programme Leader - that is, the student may wish to choose what appears in brackets beside the award title 'MA Education' on their academic transcript.

For students undertaking the course as an individual student, (not part of a group), you must choose one of the following modules below.

For students undertaking the course as part of a group, you may, as agreed between your group leader and the University, choose one module from the list below, or specialist, subject or school-based modules as agreed with Middlesex University.

Subject specialist modules currently exist for Design and Technology, Global Dimension to the Curriculum, Physical education and Games, Primary Modern Foreign Languages, Foundation Stage. However generic module details may be adapted to meet other subject specialist requirements.

School-led modules are led by schools and focus upon their priorities. These will place at the school. Some are open to teachers from other schools.

  • Core Modules

    • Developing Effective Teaching and Learning

      This innovative module looks at student learning and ways to improve classroom practice. There are regular portfolio tasks plus an action enquiry. The module is delivered via blended learning via web resources and materials and learning conversations. There are also optional face-to-face sessions. You will explore the pedagogy, systems an structures of learning in the classroom, and investigate current research into learning in order to improve practice. You'll reflect on your own practice and develop innovative approaches to learning.

      This is the step off point for the Postgraduate Certificate.

    • Developing Effective Leadership and Management

      The module is suitable for teachers and those working in educational organisations that have a formal or informal leadership role. You'll develop effective leadership and management, and apply the leadership and management strategies you learn to an improvement project.

      This is the step off point for the Postgraduate Certificate.

    • Developing Professional Practice

      This module is suitable for anyone in education interested in developing practice. It provides high quality support, recognition and acknowledgement for teachers for you as your seek professional development and encourages you as a reflective practitioner and skilled self-managed learner.

      This is the step off point for the Postgraduate Certificate.

  • PGDip and MA Students additionally take

    • Action Enquiry for Improvement

      You will choose an additional module from above or this one.

      The main aim of this module is to help you enhance your research competencies and encourage you to critically explore areas of interest in your practice prior to starting your dissertation module for the MA. You will not be required to carry out a full research project but you will be required to explore why particular research methodologies and methods would be appropriate to investigating a particular issue or finding the answer to a specific question. The module will also increase your awareness of the kinds of practical research and development issues you may encounter in your professional work e.g. school settings, universities.

      This is the step off point for the Postgraduate Diploma.

  • MA Students additionally complete

    • Dissertation or independent school-based research project

      You will develop mastery of complex and specialised area knowledge and demonstrate critical and analytical reference to your own field of criticism and enquiry. You will be required to plan and conduct small-scale research, preparation phase, and research methods. You will create a literature review and select the appropriate research methods and methodology to apply. You will demonstrate expertise in conducting specialised and advanced skills of research, presentations, interpretation and analysis. You will display the ability to bring research ideas, enquiry and analysis into synthesis in written dissertation. You will accept accountability for related decision-making including use of supervision.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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  3. How to apply
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  2. International

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