Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Overview

Education is a discipline, encompassing many elements including concepts of teaching, learning and pedagogy. Understanding how people learn and are educated is a subject of great depth and variety. In fact, learning and education is not uniformly understood worldwide and can vary from country to country, region to region and culture to culture.

Whether you?re an experienced teacher looking to acquire a higher academic qualification, and progress in the profession, someone with a keen interest in the subject of education or wishing to change to a more educational career route, this course will take you on a rich learning journey of your own.

The Education MA is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in the subject of education. The programme will provide opportunities for you to develop knowledge and understanding of key theories, concepts and methodologies in the study of education.

The aim of the course is to help you understand the different disciplinary perspectives that inform the field of education, to engage in critical discussion on current issues and contemporary educational questions and to encourage global perspectives on educational policy and practice.

Along the way you will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of methodological approaches and the independence and confidence to undertake educational research for others or your own professional interests.

The course is available either as the Education MA or the Education MA with pathway choices in:

Special Educational Needs and Disability and Inclusion

Leadership and Management

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

Professional Practice and Pedagogy.

Course content

The Education MA will equip you with knowledge and understanding of a range of methodological approaches and the independence and confidence to undertake educational research for your own professional interests.

Your learning is made up of a core set of study blocks, and compulsory/optional MA specialism assessment blocks depending on whether you wish to specialise.

Pathway options:

Special Educational Needs and Disability and Inclusion

Leadership and Management

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

Professional Practice and Pedagogy.

Careers and your future

The Education MA will enhance your employment and career opportunities in complex professional environments that require sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative.

Possible career destinations include a range of informal and formal learning organisations, such as local authorities, industry, art galleries, theme parks, museums, charities and companies offering educational or training services to staff or customers.

If you successfully complete your Education MA and would like to consider further study in education, perhaps PGCE teacher training, a taught Doctorate of Education or a research based PhD, you will be warmly encouraged by the department with the opportunity of discounted fees as a Brunel graduate.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-14. 2020-SEP-14.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,240 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,240 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £17,355 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,120 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,120 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,675 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable. Applicants who have previously been awarded a PGCE in Primary Education or Secondary Education by Brunel University OR have been awarded a PGCE through another institution at FHEQ7 and who wish to APL onto the MA Education or MA Education (with pathway) programme may apply for exemptions. Applications for exemptions will need to adhere to the Brunel University London Policy and Senate Regulations.
  • International entry requirements: A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable. Applicants who have previously been awarded a PGCE in Primary Education or Secondary Education by Brunel University OR have been awarded a PGCE through another institution at FHEQ7 and who wish to APL onto the MA Education or MA Education (with pathway) programme may apply for exemptions. Applications for exemptions will need to adhere to the Brunel University London Policy and Senate Regulations. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92