Northumbria University Newcastle - Education MA

Northumbria University Newcastle

Education MA

This flexible, postgraduate master’s in education will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development by exploring a diverse range of educational modules.

If you are interested in progressing with our career to more senior or specialist roles, then this is the perfect way to build on your existing credentials and to offer something extra to employers.

You can choose from our wide ranging, comprehensive modules to make sure that your learning meets your exact requirements. This unique, bespoke learning program means that it can be possible to fit your study around other commitments, such as a career or family life.

We expect applications from those already working in a variety of roles, across the education sector and education contexts. The wide selection of multi-disciplinary modules on this MA will prepare you with all of the specialist knowledge that you need to up-skill and take your career to the next level.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification such as a Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Other professional qualifications and relevant professional experience will also be considered.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

This programme is designed to cater for a wide range of professionals in education and will offer you a great launch pad for the next step in your career. The flexibility to choose from such a wide variety of modules mean you can prepare for the exact role you want.

You will graduate with knowledge of the very latest in education research, policy and practice. You will gain a whole new perspective on data and evaluation, all of which will help to put you at the forefront of your field. You will also be able to reflect upon and challenge your own practice, which is a valuable skill to demonstrate to future employers.

You will leave the course confident in your knowledge and abilities, empowered to make change in your own organisation and ready to go to the next level in your career.

Course Details

  • On this programme you will be able to select a bespoke combination of taught modules and a dissertation topic of your choice in line with your professional or personal interests.
  • You will study current educational issues and examine key features of practices in educational systems. We will encourage you to become an independent learner, able to critically reflect on your own experience and apply what you have learned to your own organisation.
  • You will learn through lectures, seminars and group discussion. You will develop a critical understanding of the relationships between research, policy and practice and how they are applied to different settings. You will use work-based learning to tailor the course to suit your own specialist area of practice.

Year One

The Empirical Project (Optional,60 Credits)
Academic Language Skills (ALS) for PG Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Systematic Appraisal in Education and Training (Optional,60 Credits)
Curriculum Development (Optional,30 Credits)
Understanding Autism (Optional,30 Credits)
Education System in England (Optional,30 Credits)
Negotiated Study (Optional,30 Credits)
Mentoring and Coaching in Education and Training Settings (Optional,30 Credits)
Academic Recognition for Continuing Professional Development (Optional,30 Credits)
SEND and Inclusion: Leading Practice in the School Environment (Optional,30 Credits)
Behaviour in Autism and Facilitation of Learning (Optional,30 Credits)
Understanding Educational Research and Methods (Optional,30 Credits)
The Role of Educational Assessment in Practice and Policy (Optional,30 Credits)
Educational Leadership and Management: Models and Processes (Optional,30 Credits)
Technology Enhanced Learning: Practice, Evidence and Debate (Optional,30 Credits)
Leading Learning and Managing Change (Optional,30 Credits)
Perspectives and Philosophies of Education (Optional,30 Credits)
Managing the Learning Environment in the 21st Century (Optional,30 Credits)
Reflective Approaches to Teaching and Learning (Optional,30 Credits)
Multi-disciplinary Collaboration and Professional Development (Optional,30 Credits)
Work Based Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Project Management and Change Leadership (Optional,30 Credits)

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