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 (as opposed to teaching training). 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
Classes for the one-year full-time course are taught over two evenings a week from 5pm – 8pm, while the two-year part-time study option is taught on one evening per week.
Please note that the University reserves the right not to run a pathway where the numbers are insufficient to make it viable in a particular year.