This programme extends the knowledge, understanding and skills of professionals in education who have a commitment to their continuing professional development and improved practice. It also meets the needs of participants who wish to further their study of education as an academic discipline, and is seen as a progression route to the Doctorate in Education within the School of Education.
Participants build their programme by combining core courses, option courses and an educational research project. In this way, it is possible to achieve an endorsed MA which focuses on a specialist area of particular professional and/or academic relevance to an individual or institution. The programme currently offers the following endorsements: Leadership and Management, eLearning, Higher Education, Literacy, International, Special Educational Needs, Youth and Community, Early years and Childhood.
The programme aims to:
- Provide current and aspiring education practitioners and institutions with a flexible Master's programme which extends knowledge and practice through study and research
- Support continuing professional development, facilitating the progression of practitioners and institutions and contributing to personal and institutional effectiveness
- Provide those with a background and/or strong interest in education with a rigorous and engaging introduction to studying education as an academic subject at postgraduate level.