The course is taught across two semesters plus individual study and is best considered as three distinct phases, leading to postgraduate certificate (Phase 1), postgraduate diploma (Phase 2) and, following successful completion of the dissertation (Phase 3), a Masters degree.
You will cover a range of issues that respond to present-day local, national and global concerns. These may include aspects of social justice, diversity and special education needs, styles of teaching and learning – educational professionalism, management and leadership. You may also investigate curriculum design and delivery, policy formation, analysis and critique, plus geopolitcal issues such as the Millennium Goals, education and the European Union.
You will cover a range of issues that respond to present day local, national and global concerns. These may include aspects of social justice, diversity and special educational needs; styles of teaching and learning; and professionalism, management and leadership, for example. You will also look at curriculum design and delivery; policy formation, analysis and critique; and geo-political issues, such as education and the European Union.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
This is a modular programme based on credit accumulation. As a full-time student you will attend 4 days per week. All modules are compulsory, ie there are no electives.
Stages 1 (PgCert) and 2 (PgDip)
-Education for Social Responsibility
-Management and Leadership
-Teaching and Learning Styles
-Themes in Educational Policy and Practice
-Educational Multimedia: Critical Evaluation and Design
-Research Methods in Education
-Education_Access and Management of Information
-Education_Conducting a Literature Review
-Education_Diversity and Special Educational Needs
-Education_Early Years Provision
-Education_Identification of a Research Problematic
-Education_Peer Support and Self-Evaluation
-Education_Politics and Ethics of Research in Education
-Education_The Reflective Researcher
-Education_Use of Resources
Stage 3 (MA)