Education (Evidence Based Practice) fully online MA

The course enables students to complete a Masters Dissertation and to link this to study related to the way in which evidence-based practice has been integrated into Education. The course consists of a number of modules including one which centres of the legitimacy of an evidence-based practice approach. In addition to this students will complete a literature review, which informs a research project to explore an educational issue with a view to improving the candidate's own professional practice or that of others. The study culminates in a dissertation involving a candidate's own project in their school or research in a wider field of education. The focus of this dissertation will examine the research linked to an area of the student's own interest.

This is a full 180 Master's course and so is eligible for a Postgraduate Master's loan if you live in the UK (www.gov.uk/masters-loan). It is an eighteen-month, part-time course for teachers and school leaders to develop expertise in the field of education through critical evaluation of research and scholarship.

The course includes:

Every Master's student is allocated a supervisor. You will regularly communicate for example, via Teams, Zoom, Email or another online meeting platform with your supervisor at times that are suitable for you both, to support each module.

You will also have access to regular online study sessions throughout the course. There is an induction session early on to introduce you to how the course will run, then there are twilight sessions UK time, during the year to support you with each module and with additional sessions to aid with the completion of the dissertation. The majority of these are optional in terms of attendance as we know that many people struggle to be available at certain times. However, all these sessions are recorded and can be watched after the live event. This means that as you progress through the course you end up having access to library of videos that you can re-visit, to support you to a successful outcome.

It is important to understand that you, as a Master's student, will be expected to work independently and to use the guidance provided to complete the required modules.

What will I gain?

The MA in Education (Evidence-based Practice) is a full 180 Masters course, therefore takes more time to complete and has more of a focus on evidence-based practice. As it is 180 credits which means you can get a student loan in England. If you have credits you wish to bring with you, then you may wish to opt for the MA in Education or MA in Residential Education - the topic of focus is up to you (with agreement from us).

MA Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
15 months Duration

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