Overseas candidates: Applications for 2016-17 can be made during one of 3 rounds. The rounds will be open between the following dates:
Round 1: 28 September 2015 - 27 November 2015
Round 2: 11 January 2016 - 11 March 2016
Round 3: 11 April 2016 - 10 June 2016
Home/EU candidates: Applications can be made all year round
As places are limited, the selection process is likely to be highly competitive. In order to aid the selection process, please provide your current weighted average grade (GPA) within the application form. If you have an English Language test score or have booked a test, please indicate this on the form. Candidates should provide as much information as possible within their application to enable assessors to make an informed decision.
The Department of Education offers a one-year full-time (12 month) MA in Education programme.
The main focus of the MA in Education (MAE) is its emphasis on educational research and the grounding it provides students for conducting their own small-scale research projects in a wide range of educational settings. Such studies can focus on current developments in education and issues of immediate concern to students themselves. As such, as well as providing a coherent and satisfying educational experience in its own right, the MAE can serve as an excellent introduction to work at PhD level.
Applicants are strongly advised to ensure that they submit applications no later than 1 September if they wish to begin a course of study beginning in the same year. No guarantee can be offered that applications received after this date will be processed for a September start date.
This taught MA programme comprises modules totalling 180 credits. For more details about modules please download the MA Full-time Modules Handbook 2015-16 (PDF , 923kb). This information is a guide only and subject to change.
One option module (20 credits)
One option module (20 credits).
The main option modules for MAE include:
|Term 1||Term 2|
|Citizenship Education||Contemporary Issues in Teaching|
|Motivation in Education||Gender, Sexuality and Education|
|Science, Education and Society||Higher Education in the 21st Century|
|Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning||International Perspectives in Science Education|
Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
Teaching and Learning Citizenship and Global Education
At least one option module must be selected from this list.
Other optional modules offered by the department are:
|Term 1||Term 2|
|Bilingualism||Cross Cultural Perspectives on Language and Discourse|
|Cross-Linguistic Influences in Second Language Acquisition||Developmental Psycholinguistics|
|Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching||Intercultural Communication in Education|
|Evaluating ESOL Classroom Practice||Learning and Teaching Grammar in a Second Language|
|Learning and Teaching Second Language Reading||Pragmatics: Language, Meaning and Communication|
|Teaching and Assessing Speaking Skills||Psychology of Language and Language Learning|
|Teaching and Assessing Writing Skills||Testing and Assessment in English Language Teaching|
|Teaching English for Academic Purposes|
|Teaching World English|
|Topics in Second Language Acquistion|
No more than one module can be selected from this list.
Please note that these lists can change.
In addition to the scheduled programme sessions, there will be regular opportunities for students to share and exchange research concerns and to hear members of staff and visiting speakers talk on research matters.
The wide variety of module options available on our taught masters programmes allows you to mould a particular route in accordance with individual interests and professional goals.
The University has an active Careers Service offering bespoke advice and support for our taught postgraduate students. This includes career planning, volunteering, mentoring, employability and personal development.
Our graduates find employment in a wide range of sectors within education, but also in journalism, information management, human resources and other careers.
A number of our graduates go on to obtain research degrees in Education and related topics.