The MA Programme in Education is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice'focused higher degree.
The MA engages with education across the age range from early years to adulthood and is relevant to a wide diversity of educational settings. Students will gain much from working with a diverse group of peers and tutors from a wide range of educational backgrounds. The close association between the Centre for Educational Research and the MA provides opportunities to work with like'minded research'active peers within a lively and supportive learning community. Opportunities for accreditation of prior learning are available to participants with an appropriate background and this should be discussed with the admissions tutor who will also explain the CPD processes on request.
The programme's distinctive and innovative feature is its school'based character. For most participants their schools and colleges have always been the context of their study. This programme allows the work that participants do, as they write about issues of central concern to themselves and their institutions, to be properly valued. It places much importance upon the value of a professional practice approach to study at Masters level, allowing all aspects of this practice to inform and to be informed by critical reading of the literature, by theory and by relevant research.
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- Applicants are mostly practicing teachers across the age range from pre-school to post compulsory education. Our experience tells us that students benefit most when participants reflect the whole of the school community and we welcome applications from other suitably qualified education professionals, for example mentors or other support professionals.
- Applicants to the Programme in Education MA should have a good honours degree at 2.2 or above.