This programme is suitable for practitioners in education and associate fields who are committed to continuing their personal and professional development. It endeavours to extend your knowledge, understanding and skills and improve your practice through intensive study and research. You can personalise and build your programme by combining core courses, option courses and an educational research project. This way, it is possible for you to achieve an endorsed MA which focuses on a specialist area of particular professional and/or academic relevance.
Compulsory module: Enquiry project. Optional modules: Negotiated independent study: professional knowledge (1); negotiated independent study: professional knowledge (2); comparative education; technology enhanced learning: policy and practices; the child's lived experience: developing confident learners; leadership and management in early years: working in a multi professional context; key themes and debates in childhood and youth studies; critical approaches to research in childhood and youth studies; 21st century technologies and education; critical issues in SEN and disability: pedagogy and practice; organisational leadership and management; personal leadership and management; critical issues in SEN and disability: discourse and policy; literacy: exploring texts for learning; literacy and learning: enriching practice from foundation to key stage 3; critical perspectives in the sociology of education; principles and practice of youth and community work; the professional practice of youth and community work.
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- An undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above or an undergraduate degree at 2.2 and extensive professional experience and/or a professional qualification in, for example, education, community work or health. Master's level credits obtained in a relevant discipline in the past 5 years will be considered towards the MA. Experiential professional learning may also be accredited subject to approval.