Institute of Education

Education

MA Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The MA in Education is designed for ‘Highly skilled Education Professionals’ such as teachers, lecturers, educational managers and leaders in a variety of educational contexts i.e., schools, colleges, universities, military and nursing.

The MA in Education is designed for ‘Highly skilled Education Professionals’ such as teachers, lecturers, educational managers and leaders in a variety of educational contexts i.e., schools, colleges, universities, military and nursing.

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 17 January 2022
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Education

Why choose this course?

The MA in Education is designed for ‘Highly skilled Education Professionals’ such as teachers, lecturers, educational managers and leaders in a variety of educational contexts i.e., schools, colleges, universities, military and nursing. For those seeking new roles, promotion or are in the early stages of their career the MA Education offers relevant employability through an extensive knowledge base and strong transferable skills. Through the development of critical enquiry, reflection, and research informed practice the MA Education provides high-quality learning experiences that can lead to a greater understanding expertise and knowledge within an educational context and add professional credibility to any resume. This course also offers the first step for those interested in extending their research focus and leads directly to a pathway for doctoral or PhD studies.

We work in partnership with our research centre engaging in current educational evidence-based projects. Our course design aligns to the early careers framework and we work closely with our community through the strategic leadership group (Academies, MAT, and school Hubs) to engage with the National Professional Qualifications through MA delivery and CPD.

This course is also ideal for those working in all aspects of education and across a range of contexts. It is also a direct route for those wishing to progress to doctoral research in education. The MA Education is therefore designed to provide an excellent opportunity to develop career and employability skills.

We provide high-quality learning experiences in a supportive and inclusive environment, allowing you to customise your learning experience through flexible and varied assessment approaches and module options. Our MA Education programme includes the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding, applying what you learn to your current or future role, responsibilities or career aspirations.

Through the School of Education, we deliver in partnership with CAPITA the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications, and have aligned our MA modules to meet the needs of new careers teachers, established teachers, and mentors.

Register or learn more about early career teachers (ECT) delivery.

Looking for standalone modules for continuous professional development

Find further information about bespoke modules.

Have Level 7 credits already

For those students with previous study at Level 7, such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), there is the opportunity to build on your previous experience and qualifications. You may be eligible for applying previous study towards your MA award, for example Level 7 credits from Teacher Training or CPD may contribute up to 60 credits towards your MA (please note there are financial implications for use of previous credits).

For our international overseas students

We welcome international students and currently support over 20 students from a range of places such as Nigeria, Sri Lanka, India and China . We offer an extended induction programme, opportunity to engage with UK educational processes, and enable critical thinking through supportive writing workshops. As a university of opportunity we reflect the diversity and cultural backgrounds of our students and the MA Education benefits from having a design that includes flexible assessment and a  globally diverse curriculum.

Whether English is your main language or one of several, we offer academic English workshops and other activities, as well as ‘Improving your Academic English’ workshops hosted through our online platform. You can also book online 121English consultation with an academic English tutor, or join events on the university platform Global Lounge, and meet and chat with students from around the world.  You can find out more information about studying at the University of Wolverhampton here (add link please https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/)

What happens on the course?

A key aspect of this course is flexibility to suit your needs, and there is an emphasis on professional development through collaborative learning. The course consists of 180 credits. 80 credits form the compulsory components related to research methods and small-scale research project, while the final 100 credits can be chosen from a range of optional modules.

MA Education 180 Credits

Core modules 80 credits

Optional modules 100 credits

 

Fulltime: *7ED026 can take 12 months to complete

 

60 credits applied previous study

Part-time: *7ED026 can take 12 months to complete

 

First Semester

Core 7ED007

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

 

Core 7ED007

Option 1

Option 2

 

First Semester

Core 7ED007

Option 1

 

Second Semester

Option 4

Option 5

Core 7ED026 *

 

 

Core 7ED026 *

 

Second Semester

Option 2

Option 3

 

Third Semester

7ED026 completion

7ED026 completion

Third Semester

Option 4

Option 5

Core 7ED026 *

 

 

 

 

Fourth Semester

7ED026 completion

 

Related modules are listed here for guidance only. Please note the award when completed will be MA Education

1: Personal, professional development

2: Pedagogical development (ECT’s)

3: Early years and Inclusion

4: Leadership and change management (NPQ’s and mentors)

7ED001: Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

 

7ED001: Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

 

7ED002: Critical approaches to diversity, equality and Social Justice in education

 

7ED034: Leading change in pedagogy

 

7ED002: Critical approaches to diversity, equality and social justice in education

 

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED040: Representations of childhood and youth

 

7ED002: Critical approaches to diversity, equality and Social Justice in education

 

7ED041:

Multi-agency working in context

7ED055: The virtual teacher

 

7ED042:

Theories in early childhood education and development

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED040: Representations of childhood and youth

 

7ED019: Assessment and learning

7ED041: Multi-agency working in context

7ED043: Understanding governance and developing system wide change (Sem 2 only)

 

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED034: Leading change in pedagogy

 

7Ed001: Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

 

7SE012: Leading practice in mentoring (Sem 2 only)

 

 

: Suitable for overseas students and those not in educational settings but who are interested in development of scholarship.

2:  Suitable for early careers teachers, educational trainers, lecturers, and tutors (FE, HE) who wish to develop their teaching skills and knowledge including digital delivery.

3:  Suitable for those interested in inclusion, social justice, and early years delivery, or those working in advisory services.

4: Suitable for experienced teachers, middle leaders, and mentors, and those senior leaders and heads that have completed their NPQ awards or who are interested in career or research progression.

For students wishing to pursue doctoral study we recommend choosing modules that support the specific area you wish to research. Core modules 7ED007 and 7ED026 will support your entry to the University of Wolverhampton’s doctoral programmes.

Inclusive assessments

We pride ourselves on a range of inclusive assessment opportunities available across our modules. Assessments include:

  • individual essays
  • seminar presentations
  • reports
  • patchwork portfolios
  • investigative research
  • group work

Most of our taught MA modules are delivered once each semester, with alternate daytime or evening sessions. For students on all routes, this means a more flexible choice of modules over each semester. As an MA student you will first need to complete the core module 7ED007 Educational Research and Development in your first semester, before starting your small-scale research project.

The core module 7ED007 must be passed before 7ED026 Professional Enquiry can be started. Upon completion of the optional modules you will not need to attend on campus, you will however be supported by a dissertation tutor and invited to engage in research workshops where appropriate, until your project is ready to hand in.

We aim for all modules to be delivered through face-to-face and online interactions, and taught delivery is at our Walsall campus.

A key aspect of this course is flexibility to suit your needs, and there is an emphasis on professional development through collaborative learning. The course consists of 180 credits. 80 credits form the compulsory components related to research methods and small-scale research project, while the final 100 credits can be chosen from a range of optional modules.

 

 

 

MA Education 180 Credits

Core modules 80 credits

Optional modules 100 credits

 

Fulltime: *7ED026 can take 12 months to complete

 

60 credits applied previous study

Part-time: *7ED026 can take 12 months to complete

 

First Semester

Core 7ED007

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

 

Core 7ED007

Option 1

Option 2

 

First Semester

Core 7ED007

Option 1

 

Second Semester

Option 4

Option 5

Core 7ED026 *

 

 

Core 7ED026 *

 

Second Semester

Option 2

Option 3

 

Third Semester

7ED026 completion

7ED026 completion

Third Semester

Option 4

Option 5

Core 7ED026 *

 

 

 

 

Fourth Semester

7ED026 completion

 

Related modules are listed here for guidance only. Please note the award when completed will be MA Education

1: Personal, professional development

2: Pedagogical development (ECT’s)

3: Early years and Inclusion

4: Leadership and change management (NPQ’s and mentors)

7ED001: Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

 

7ED001: Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

 

7ED002: Critical approaches to diversity, equality and Social Justice in education

 

7ED034: Leading change in pedagogy

 

7ED002: Critical approaches to diversity, equality and social justice in education

 

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED040: Representations of childhood and youth

 

7ED002: Critical approaches to diversity, equality and Social Justice in education

 

7ED041:

Multi-agency working in context

7ED055: The virtual teacher

 

7ED042:

Theories in early childhood education and development

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED040: Representations of childhood and youth

 

7ED019: Assessment and learning

7ED041: Multi-agency working in context

7ED043: Understanding governance and developing system wide change (Sem 2 only)

 

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED034: Leading change in pedagogy

 

7Ed001: Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

 

7SE012: Leading practice in mentoring (Sem 2 only)

 

1: Suitable for overseas students and those not in educational settings but who are interested in development of scholarship.

2:  Suitable for early careers teachers, educational trainers, lecturers, and tutors (FE, HE) who wish to develop their teaching skills and knowledge including digital delivery.

3:  Suitable for those interested in inclusion, social justice, and early years delivery, or those working in advisory services.

4: Suitable for experienced teachers, middle leaders, and mentors, and those senior leaders and heads that have completed their NPQ awards or who are interested in career or research progression.

For students wishing to pursue doctoral study we recommend choosing modules that support the specific area you wish to research. Core modules 7ED007 and 7ED026 will support your entry to the University of Wolverhampton’s doctoral programmes.

Inclusive assessments

We pride ourselves on a range of inclusive assessment opportunities available across our modules. Assessments include:

  • individual essays
  • seminar presentations
  • reports
  • patchwork portfolios
  • investigative research
  • group work

Most of our taught MA modules are delivered once each semester, with alternate daytime or evening sessions. For students on all routes, this means a more flexible choice of modules over each semester. As an MA student you will first need to complete the core module 7ED007 Educational Research and Development in your first semester, before starting your small-scale research project.

The core module 7ED007 must be passed before 7ED026 Professional Enquiry can be started. Upon completion of the optional modules you will not need to attend on campus, you will however be supported by a dissertation tutor and invited to engage in research workshops where appropriate, until your project is ready to hand in.

We aim for all modules to be delivered through face-to-face and online interactions, and taught delivery is at our Walsall campus.

Modules availability and indicative delivery for 2021/22 (Subject to change)

Full-time students must take 7ED007 and  choose three modules  

Part-time students must take 7ED007 and  choose one module

Semester 1: 27 September to w/c 13 December 2021

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1-3pm

1-3pm

1-3pm

1-3pm

7ED040 Representations of childhood and youth

 

Core 7ED007 Educational research and development

7ED001 Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

7ED019 Assessment and learning

6-8pm

6-8pm 

6-8pm  

6-8pm 

Core 7ED007 Educational research and development

7ED002 Critical approaches to diversity, equality and Social Justice in education

7ED041 Multi-agency working in context

 

7ED034 Leading change in pedagogy

 

 

7ED055 The virtual teacher

 

7ED017: Learners in a digital age

 

7ED026 Education dissertation (allocated tutor and workshops)

 

 7ED042 Theories in early childhood education and development

Semester 2: 24 January to w/c 25 April 2022 This is the first semester for students starting in January 2022

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1-3pm

1-3pm

1-3pm

1-3pm

Core 7ED007 Educational research and development

7ED034 Leading change in pedagogy

 7ED002 Critical approaches to diversity, equality and Social Justice in education

7ED042 Theories in early childhood education and development

7ED041 Multi-agency working in context

6-8pm 

6-8pm 

6-8pm

6-8pm   

7ED001 Critical reflection and reflexivity in professional learning

7SE012: Leading practice in mentoring

7ED040 Representations of childhood and youth

7ED019 Assessment and learning

7ED055 The virtual teacher

 

Core 7ED007 Educational research and development

 

7ED026 Education dissertation

(allocated tutor and workshops)

 

7ED043 Understanding governance and developing system wide change

 

 

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course offers a strong foundation for careers in a range of educational settings, both public and private, in the UK or abroad.

For those looking for a career change the MA Education  will enable you to develop the qualities and transferable skills necessary for a range of employment opportunities. Graduates from this programme often secure promotions within their current employment or venture into new fields such as research, advisory services  or policy-making roles. Some students gain positions in new educational contexts, such as higher education and or progress to doctoral study.

Some of the sectors you can go into:

  • Teaching
  • HE Lecturer
  • Human Resources
  • Early Years
  • Local Authority
  • Consultancy
  • Educational Charity
  • Military Education and Leadership
  • PHD and Research

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course offers a strong foundation for careers in a range of educational settings, both public and private, in the UK or abroad.

For those looking for a career change, the MA Education will enable you to develop the qualities and transferable skills necessary for a range of employment opportunities. Graduates from this programme often secure promotions within their current employment or venture into new fields such as research, advisory services, or policy-making roles. Some students gain positions in new educational contexts, such as higher education and/or progress to doctoral study.

For early careers and experienced teachers, mentors, and leaders, the MA offers recognition of your developing level of professionalism and personal progress. The MA enables graduates to find promotion and career progression within their field of expertise.

All staff teaching within the MA Education are highly active researchers and hold expertise in a range of educational contexts from Early Years to HE and including mentoring, coaching and Leadership.

You will engage with critical analysis and rigorously investigate issues relating to learners and the work of educational organisations. Critical reflection on a range and breadth of understandings enables the development and consolidation of advanced scholarship and independent learning in the context of your own practice. You will also gain a clear grasp of issues of equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice related to education policy and practice. In a fast-moving world of policy changes and challenges to our principles and values, these skills are vital.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £6550 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A degree and/or a teaching qualification are normally required for admission. Your professional experience may, however, count towards entry if you do not hold a degree – many successful participants (who are not graduates) have joined the programme and have found practitioner-expertise appropriate to the demands of the programme. This will be discussed at interview.

Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

‘I have learned such a lot this semester. It challenged me and made me stop and think about my teaching’ – Full-time student

‘Teaching is different in the UK, Representations of childhood let me think about other cultures and share my own experiences’ – Full-time international student

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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