MA in Education
Our MA requires 180 credits at M-level. Most colleagues begin by enrolling for a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) and can then continue to the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and finally the full MA (180 credits). This stepped award structure provides great flexibility to plan a personal pathway at an appropriate pace. A full-time student would complete the MA in one year. A part-time work-based student would complete the MA in three or more years.
We have a wide range of 30-credit modules. These are divided into Issues modules which are about particular areas such as Learning and Teaching, and Impact modules which report on the design and evaluation of changes in the workplace. Just two core modules are required for the full MA: Research Skills (30) and a Dissertation (60 credits). These core modules are supported through seminars in Lincoln three times a year (at midterms).
Key features of the modules are:
- Articulating your personal learning needs and gains;
- Applying key research issues from reading and reflection to your situation;
- Negotiating action with and through others to enhance standards;
- Questioning assumptions and exploring the implications of alternatives;
- Developing research methods that elicit the views of participants;
- Sharing your results to influence professional practice further.
To start our MA in Education, you simply need a first degree, or Certificate of Education, and areal enthusiasm for learning about learning. Those for whom English is not the first language and who do not teach in English may also need to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. If you have already completed some M-level study in education it may well be possible to transfer these credits and gain accreditation for prior learning (APL). It may also be possible to accredit work done for NPQH and other examples of sustained work-based development. The work claimed needs to be recent (within the last four years), relevant (concerned with educational issues) and documented. Each claim for APL is designed separately and assessed carefully.
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