The School of Education offers four full-time one-year Masters courses. These support in-depth study in the field of education with the opportunity to specialise in the following areas; globalisation and education, psychology and education and educational research. These are:
- MA in Education
- MA in Globalising Education: Policy and Practice
- MA in Psychology and Education
- MA in Educational Research
- MA in Education: Early Childhood Education
- MA in Education: Working With Communities
- MA in Education: Languages, Education and Research (course commencing September 2014, subject to approval)
Full-time MA Programme at the School of Education - A Student Perspective
The full-time MA programme offers an integrated and coherent suite of courses which will enable students to study a range of educational and pedagogical issues. All students complete a dissertation in an area of focus of their choice, receiving individual tuition from staff who are expert in their fields. All of our masters courses are recognised as appropriate for students who wish to apply for a PhD.
Students who speak English as an Additional Language will receive additional individual English Language support and students are offered an academic literacy support course which runs alongside the masters course.
These courses build on our highly successful masters provision to offer a high quality full-time masters programme for both International and UK students.
WHICH COURSE SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR?
The courses have been designed to meet the needs of a range of students. Below, we offer guidance as to the course that might meet your needs. Course pages also have further information about who they are designed for.
MA in Education
This course is suitable for students who are interested in theory and research relating to learning, teaching and assessment in their pedagogical and policy aspects. Students are not required to have prior professional experience in teaching and education. It will be possible to undertake a placement module in an educational setting as part of this course.
MA in Globalising Education: Policy and Practice
The course focuses on education policy and practice in changing international and global contexts. It is intended for students who have at least one years´ professional experience in education.
MA in Psychology and Education
The Course is designed for professionals across the globe who are working in education or with young people in a variety of contexts and who are seeking to develop their understanding of the challenges facing the education-related world of the 21st century, with a particular focus on psychological theory.
MA in Educational Research
This course is appropriate for students who are interested in engaging with contemporary issues and debates relating to educational research. It is designed to introduce students to a range of methods and approaches that will support future academic inquiry and may be of particular interest to those who wish to pursue doctoral studies. Although it mainly aims to equip students with knowledge, skills and techniques, which will enable them to become competent and ethical researchers, progression onto doctoral studies is not obligatory. The course can also be completed as a worthwhile independent programme of study, ending with a dissertation in an area of the student´s own interest.
MA Education: Working With Communities
This course is for those working in the community, or who are in any way involved with community and voluntary organisations and local regeneration projects. It is designed for those who may be interested in how education links with community development work, in policy and in practice. The course focuses on the challenges facing families and communities you live and work alongside, and will give you a chance to think about how to work with people who feel that they matter less than their contemporaries, to bring about positive social change. It is intended for students who have at least one years’ experience in education and/or community work.
MA in Education: Languages, Education and Research
The MA in Language Education and Research is designed for all those interested in languages and education and the role of languages in society. This covers a very broad field and will appeal to all those working in language teaching and learning, both internationally and nationally, whether teaching English as a Foreign Language/Second Language, or teaching second or foreign languages. It will also appeal to those fascinated by the world of linguistics and sociolingusitics.
WHAT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PHD STUDY FOLLOWING A MASTERS?
Whilst the MA Educational Research might be of particular interest to those students who wish to pursue a PhD following the completion of the masters, all of our masters courses will be appropriate for this purpose. As part of studying in our White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, all PhD students will have an opportunity to undertake research training.
If you have any questions about the full-time MA Programme please contact us at email@example.com. We also hold online chats with offer holders throughout the year. Transcripts from chats that have already taken place are available for download on the right-hand side of this page