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Educational Management (MEd)

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  • Objectives
    The aims of this option are to encourage teachers to examine the wider social, economic and political contexts of schooling, which shape fundamentally the purposes and tasks of school managers. In particular, the aims of the option are to promote good management practice in schools in Northern Ireland and to encourage school managers to reflect critically on their practice in order to improve it.
  • Entry requirements
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should normally hold either an honours degree or equivalent qualification plus at least two years professional experience in an education, training or professionally relevant context; or a degree or equivalent qualification with at least five years professional experience in an education, training or professionally relevant context; or a degree or equivalent qualification in an area relevant to the subject of the masters degree, where study towards the award is not dependent on relevant professional experience. (This third route to admission will normally only apply to appropriate MSc options and may be restricted to holders of II.2 honours degree or higher qualifications.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS In the case of international students (from outside the European Union), it is not possible to study on a part-time basis unless you are already in the UK for other reasons and have obtained an appropriate visa. It is the student’s responsibility to check visa requirements for part-time study in the UK. We have a minimum entry point of IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent for international students.
  • Academic Title
    Educational Management (MEd)
  • Course description
    The purpose of this course is to provide teachers, especially those in management positions, with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of theories and issues in school management, in order to reflect critically on their own practice and that in their school/college.

    For this named award, students must accumulate at least 60 M from the study of the following core modules:

    -Leadership in Schools and Colleges                           
    -Managing Educational Change: Improving the           
    -Effectiveness of Schools 
    -Middle Management Issues:                                         
    -The Role of Head of Department                                      
    -Public Management and Education                             

    The remaining modules are chosen from the wide menu of modules on offer under the whole MSc/MEd programme.  Full details of modules can be found in the prospectus MEd/MSc courses 2008-09 (Link).

    On successful completion of the core modules in this option students will be able to:

        * Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant theories of organisation and management and education policy processes and apply these understandings to the issues arising within their practice and their own schools/colleges

        * Show an awareness and understanding of the influences which create the contexts within which schools must operate

        * Critically reflect on the application of these understandings to the environmental issues which must be confronted by school managers

    The MSc/MEd are awarded to those students who have accumulated 180 M Points (including a dissertation equivalent to 60 M points). 

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