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Professional Development (International Education) MA

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  • Objectives
    -To help you understand the economic, social, political and technological context of issues in international education. -To develop skills in analysing problems and obtaining the necessary evidence to help resolve them. -To enable participants to work out realistic strategies for managing change in educational and other institutions. -To examine value systems and assumptions relating to the curriculum and to educational and resource planning. -To encourage a sharing of views between people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements -A recognised first degree in a professional area (e.g. BEd) or a first degree with a recognised professional qualification where appropriate. -You will normally have two years full-time experience in an appropriate professional area. -The course is primarily intended for students from outside the UK.
  • Academic Title
    Professional Development (International Education) MA
  • Course description
    Introduction

    The course provides a professional development programme for teachers, school managers and all concerned with the development of education in all sectors of education, training and educational management. It applies theoretical insights to practical issues which confront professionals in their everyday work.

    Course Structure

    There is normally a core of four modules, which form the foundation for further study:

    -Concepts, Problems and Analysis (30 credits)
    -Education, Society and Development (30 credits)
    -Methods of Enquiry (30credits)

    One module of your own choice from the MA Pathway (30 credits)

    There is also a compulsory dissertation (60 credits) to enable you to investigate an issue of professional concern in depth. A total of 180 credits at master's level is required for the award of the degree.

    Career Opportunities

    The programme is especially relevant for those looking for career advancement as teachers, trainers, managers and planners in all sectors of education and human resource development.

    Special Features

    All modules are assessed by assignment work, which may involve the presentation of seminar papers. There are no written examinations.

    There is also a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words, sometimes with an oral examination

    Other Information

    This course is also available part-time. Please contact us for more details.

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