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MA in Educational Studies

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  • Objectives
    To enhance understanding of contemporary educational issues, both national and international, for teachers in primary, secondary and post-compulsory education; to develop participants’ ability to reflect on theory in the areas of teaching and learning and use it as the basis for understanding and improving practice; to develop participants’ ability to design and undertake small scale research.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally a good honours degree or an advanced diploma in education, and preferably at least one year teaching or equivalent educational experience.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Educational Studies
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core modules:

    -Research Methods
    -Contemporary Issues in Education

    Option modules (two from the following):

    -Teaching and Learning (Primary Education)
    -Teaching and Learning (Secondary Education)
    -Inclusive Education
    -Understanding Behaviour
    -Education for Citizenship
    -ICT and Education

    Students may also take one option module from the Leadership and Management or Applied Linguistics programmes.
    Teaching and assessment methods

    Students attend weekly lectures and seminars for a total of 150 hours. Each module is assessed by a 4-5,000 word assignment. Core modules are additionally assessed by a presentation of work in progress. A 15-20,000 word dissertation is also required, based on supervised research related to an area covered by one or more modules studied.

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