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MA Education (International Programme) - Distance

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  • Objectives
    This programme is aimed at students living overseas or in other parts of the UK. It is expected that all students will be practitioners from an educational field. This would include those working in schools, or as administrators at local or national level. A first degree, normally at honours level, and some experience of an educational system post graduation would normally be expected.
  • Entry requirements
    A first degree, normally at honours level and some experience of an educational system post graduation would normally be expected.
  • Academic Title
    MA Education (International Programme)
  • Course description
    To gain a Master of Education award 180 credits must be achieved. All students taking the masters programme will take EPDM 93 the thesis, a 60 credit module, which will be a study of their own choice agreed with the University. Before that is studied EPDM 95 Research Methods, a 30 credit module must be taken and this is a module that prepares the ground for the work of the thesis. These two will give 90 of the 180 credits needed. The other 90 will be a choice of three 30 credit modules from the above list. Students will have to indicate their selection at the start of the programme and we may offer the modules in a particular order. If possible we will allow a student to change options at any point before they begin studying the particular module.

    Some modules have quite open content so that students can steer their study to a particular subject or aspect of education and in these modules we would negotiate with the student beforehand to set the parameters of the content.

    Any student who gains 60 credits can leave the programme with a certificate. To progress to a diploma they must gain another 60 credits by taking the research methods module which is compulsory and will count for 30 credits plus one other 30 credit module.

    Course Content

    Level 1

    Certificate any 2 x 30 credit module:

        * EPDM 01 Mentoring and Coaching
        * EPDM 09 Introduction to Criticality
        * EPDM 15 Leading Organisational Effectiveness in Education and Training
        * EPDM 16 Assessment: Theory into Pedagogic Practice
        * EPDM 83 The Nature of Teaching and Learning
        * EPDM 97 Negotiated Individual Study in Education
        * EPDM 98 Barriers to Learning
        * ESSM 04 Learning with ICT
        * ESSM 14 Advanced Pedagogic Practice in Subject related

    Level 2

    Diploma:

    Core

        * EPDM 95 Research Methods in Education
        * plus one other 30 credit module from the above

    Level 3

    Masters: 60 credits

    Core

        * EPDM 93 Thesis

    Career Opportunities

    It is envisaged that potential students will be teachers wishing to enhance their careers prospects in schools by having a higher degree or those who are working for state or national ministries who wish to broaden their pedagogical understanding of modern education practice.

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