University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

Summary

The MA Education Studies programme is designed for education professionals who would like to further their knowledge and understanding of children and young people in society. You will be able to select from a wide range of modules in areas including special education needs, disability and inclusion and leadership and management in education, allowing you to shape the programme to your interests and career aspirations.

Schooling can be viewed as just one context within which education may take place; there are many other contexts in which educational approaches are used to work with children and young people. Some of these contexts include advisory work, early childhood practice, educational administration and policy, learning support and the third sector to enhance educational provision for children, families and communities. This MA will explore education across these different areas.

The programme will draw on the wider professional experiences that students may have of working in contexts where educational approaches are important. These may include experiences such as employment in youth work, sports? coaching with young people, working for charities with children and young people to provide learning opportunities in this country or internationally.

This MA will cover critical social and educational theories and perspectives, as well as policy and practice relevant to global and local educational contexts. It will support you to achieve a critical awareness and understanding of education in its broadest sense as a process of human learning and development in and for human society. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Career options

The programme supports and enables you to:

* Move into or develop your career in working with children and young people. Depending on professional qualifications already achieved, this might include advisory work, teaching, early childhood practice, learning support, careers in youth engagement and participation, working for community, non-governmental organisations and the third sector to enhance and enrich educational provision for children, families and communities both in the UK and internationally

* Move into or develop careers in policy-making, implementation and development of children and young peoples? services / education, education information management or administration and contract research both in the UK and internationally.

* Undertake a Doctorate and move into a career in academic research

Start Date:

Duration: 2-4 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,657 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,151 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,657 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You should usually hold a 2:2 or higher in a directly relevant discipline or a degree in any discipline, with 2 years relevant professional experience. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • International entry requirements: You should usually hold a 2:2 or higher in a directly relevant discipline or a degree in any discipline, with 2 years relevant professional experience. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. English Language Qualifications approved as Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) for immigration purposes: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89; Reading: 18; Writing: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 20. Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band.