Whatever educational setting you work in, and whatever the stage of your career and the role you currently do, our MA Education offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary professional practice.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher or in a managerial or leadership role, whether you have a number of years of experience or you’re at the start of your career, studying for the MA Education will make a highly valuable contribution to your continuing professional development and be useful evidence for meeting performance objectives.
With content relating to schools, further and higher education institutions and other educational settings that reflects global approaches to educational policy and social justice, this is a course with broad appeal.
With the opportunity to tailor your studies and carry out research to focus on your particular interests, you'll certainly find opportunities to link the new theories you learn with your everyday practice, enhancing and improving the pupil or student experience in your place of work. Studying alongside people from a range of different backgrounds and fields of education will also enrich your student experience.
We also offer our MA Education with specialisms: MA Education with Early Childhood, MA Education with Special Educational Needs and Disability and MA Education with Leadership and Management.
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With strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally. Our Education courses are practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.
Dr Philip Howlett talks about the added value of studying the MA in EducationExplore our MA Education courses
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Our course is designed for professionals who want to develop their expertise and knowledge of educational issues of schools, further and higher education institutions, and other educational settings. The course provides opportunities to focus on and critique learning, teaching and educational leadership. It is an excellent choice for continuing professional development for teachers and lecturers at all levels, as well as leaders and managers within the educational system. The course is also open to recently qualified and early career teachers who want to advance their learning alongside developing their teaching practice. This course can also be the first step towards working in research or university lecturing and can be a pathway to a PhD or EdD.
"I’m only a few months into my MA but my future is already becoming clear."
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