University of East London

MA Education

Our well-established part-time MA Education course is about extending your understanding of teaching theory and practice. 

The course is designed for those who are teaching or are spending a significant part of each week supporting teaching and learning.

It aims to have a direct impact on your teaching approaches and help you to become a more rounded, reflective practitioner.

The course focuses on the key educational processes that underpin learning, teaching and the positive management of change.

You will develop your understanding of current policy, theory and research and consider how these relate to your day-to-day practice.

You will enhance your ability to analyse, critique and develop your own and others' practice while building upon your intellectual, organisational and professional skills. Research skills are incorporated into all modules.

Tailored to your professional commitments, the study mode is only evenings where for part-time students is once per week and for full-time students is twice per week. 

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum 2.2 Honours in a Relevant Subject

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

The work you carry out during this course will help you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required of senior leaders in schools and other organisations in the area of education.

This MA degree demonstrates that you are able to think and function at a higher level, which means that you are more likely to be selected and recruited for promotion.

The research skills you develop on this course are also highly sought after in the current climate.

Sometimes the career progression aided by this course can be subject-specific. For example, a recent course graduate wrote her dissertation on literacy and secured a literacy post within her school as a result.

Students on this course are all employed in local schools or other education contexts. On completion of the course they either stay in their current workplace, often in a more senior role, or apply for promotion in a different institution.

Course Details

The MA Education at the University of East London is not purely theoretical. All of the teaching sessions and assignments are designed to support you to develop your practice.

You will study theories of teaching and learning - how people learn, what motivates them to learn and how to create independent learners.  

Modules also cover ways to support the specific needs of individual learners, and how to plan, implement and evaluate changes in practice.

Crucially, you will look at current thinking. Things move extremely fast in education and we regularly update modules to reflect the most up-to-date policy and research.

The content of modules applies to all teachers, rather than being key stage or subject-specific. 

Assignments are designed to allow you to personalise your learning.  So whatever the context that you work in, you will be able to apply the knowledge gained on the course.

Year 1

Pedagogy
Mentoring and Coaching in Education: the mentor as an agent for change
Leading Learning
Culture and Diversity
Practice Based Enquiry
Independently Negotiated Module with Schools (School-based only)
Mental Wealth: Applied Project in Education
Mental Wealth: Applied Project in Education (Teaching and Learning)
Mental Wealth: Applied Project in Education (Culture and Diversity)
Assessment for Learning
Creativity, Imagination and Learning
Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education
Understanding Reading Comprehension
Effective EAL Pedagogy
Education Policy in Practice

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