Our Education MA is a flexible 2 year, part time course taught through a blended approach of online and face-to-face learning. All of the face-to-face taught sessions are delivered over designated weekends. This offers you the opportunity to study alongside work and other commitments. There is also a fast-track route for those who have a recent PGCE or an older PGCE and national leadership qualification. This means you can gain an MA after 16 months of part time study.
You will explore the links between theory, policy and practice in education, examining these links at a local, national and global level. You will gain experience in carrying out independent research and develop transferable skills, including:
- The confidence to question established practice
- Communicating to a range of audiences
- Learning how to give critical responses in a professional environment.
We will encourage you to apply what you are learning on the course to your job. This means you will have the opportunity to positively influence your work as a direct result of the course. You will be able to carry out your dissertation or professional project in your workplace. However, the course is also designed to work for those of you who are not currently in a relevant professional setting.
You will work alongside our team of academics who have expertise in social justice and education. Our research specialties include:
- Critical pedagogies
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Governance and leadership
- Education policy
- Early childhood
- Research methodologies
- Social justice and education