Postgraduate (1 day per week full-time, part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Course duration: 12 months full-time, 2 years part-time
Trimester 1: Tuesday evenings 17:00 - 20:00 (September intake only)
Trimester 2: Tuesday evenings 17:00 - 20:00
Trimester 3: Tuesday evenings 17:00 - 20:00
Whatever educational setting you work in, and whatever the stage of your career and the role you currently do, our MA offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your professional skills and understanding of contemporary professional practice.
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.
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 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.
Course contact: Dr Louise Brown
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’s an excellent choice for continuing professional development for teachers and lecturers at all levels, as well as leaders and managers within the educational system. It’s also open to NQTs who want to advance their learning whilst still completing their first teaching year. 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.
We have strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally, keeping our course practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.
You’ll be assessed in a range of ways to demonstrate your understanding of each module. Collaborative group work and peer review are key and each module has the equivalent of a 6,000 word written assessment. Usually your Major Project will be a written research report of 14,000 words.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
You'll study in our purpose-built classrooms with excellent audio-visual and ICT equipment. Studying on our Chelmsford Campus you’ll have access to our university libraries, and there is also a specialist Early Childhood Room which you can access if you have chosen to specialise in this area. Our Virtual Learning Environment allows you to access a wide range of course materials outside of the classroom.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
If you're a UK or EU student, you won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to study with us – though you must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Part-time, distance learning postgraduate (2 years)
Part-time postgraduate (1 year)
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