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Institute of Education

Professional Practice and Lifelong Education

MA Part-time 2 years

The MA in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with lifelong education and professional practice.

The MA in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with lifelong education and professional practice.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 26 September 2020
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Education

Why choose this course?

The MA in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with lifelong education and professional practice.

The programme endeavours to enhance participants' capacity to apply scholarship, theory and research to relevant professional practice. 

It also aims to support the development of critical and reflective dialogue in lifelong education and training. Participants are expected to engage in reflective activities that examine the key literature and research in this field. It is anticipated that participants will synthesise theory and practice in order to actively engage in their own continuing professional development.

What happens on the course?

Route 1 for entrants with no prior credits:

Year 1

Semesters 1 and 2: Core Modules

Semester 2: Core Module

Semester 3: Core Module

Sustaining Criticality in Professional Practice

(7PC001) 20 credits

Educational Research and Developmental Approaches (7ED007)

20 credits

Extending Criticality in Professional Practice (7PC009)

20 credits

Mentoring: Critical Dialogue and Professional Practice (7ED005) 20 credits

Year 2

Semesters 1 & 2: Core Module

Dissertation (7ED026) 60 credits

Semesters 1 & 2: Two Modules

Mentoring: Collaborative and Reflective Relationships (7ED006) 20 credits

Identity and the Management of Changing Roles in Lifelong Education and Professional Practice (7PC003) 20 credits

If you have come from the University full time PGCE in PCE with its 60 Masters credits, you will study 120 credits instead of 180 credits.  If you are able to self-fund and are therefore not accessing Student Finance.  

Your schedule would be as below : 

Year 1

Semesters 1 & 2: Core Modules

Semester 2: Core Module

Sustaining Criticality in Professional Practice

(7PC001) 20 credits

Educational Research and Developmental Approaches (7ED007)

20 credits

Mentoring: Critical Dialogue and Professional Practice (7ED005) 20 credits

 

Year 2

Semesters 1 & 2: Core Module

Dissertation (7ED026) 60 credits

Please be aware that the programme may take between 2 and 4 years part-time (NB we timetable you for a two year or three year programme) dependent upon your progress through the course and your funding route.  This will be discussed with your personal and module tutors.

A programme of 80 credits in Year One and 100 credits in Year Two (NB the dissertation module runs for a calendar year i.e. September to September) would support a two year completion.  If you would like to take the course over three years: you will do 60 credits each year.  Your schedule would be adjusted so that you did 7PC009 in the summer of your year two (along with the other two Year 2 modules), and you would do the dissertation in your year 3.

In Year One the Award focuses on the Core Modules and will be delivered over at least 10-15 Saturdays (5 hours per session), with the additional requirements:

  • Inter-session work
  • Online activity
  • Tutorials as agreed

Additional twilight sessions will also be offered in support of your programme. In discussion with the year group.

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why become a student in the Insitute of Education?

You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town.

We focus on preparing students for a more enriched career, personally and professionally. Our modules are designed to be flexible enough to allow you to explore what you are interested in.

We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.

We have strong partnerships with regional and national education organisations.

Who will teach you on this course?
All of the staff that teach you on this course have experience within the feild having worked in Further Education and now work in teacher education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research.

The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.

We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.

 

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 At the end of this course you the student, will be able to demonstrate:

-Originality in the application of knowledge to explain the  significance of some relevant professional, institutional, and sector factors shaping lifelong education and professional practice

 -A systematic understanding and  critical awareness  of issues of diversity and social justice related to lifelong education and professional practice

 -In depth knowledge of key policies, theories and practices within the field of lifelong education and professional practice based upon recent research and writing 

-Evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship

-Recognition of own value positions related to education and professional practice

-The ability to analyse, judge and critique areas of knowledge and practice 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • First degree
  • Some types of professional experience (e.g. experience of teaching and/or managing in an appropriate sector: for example, post-compulsory education; voluntary sector; training; adult and community education) MAY be acceptable as APL in lieu of a first degree.
  • Applicants must be current practitioners in, or have had very recent experience of working in, an appropriate sector: for example, post-compulsory education; voluntary sector; training; adult and community education.
  • All applications will require a satisfactory reference before a decision is taken - even from students on another award at the University of Wolverhampton
  • A teaching qualification is desirable and if held, should be at Level 5 (or above).

An interview may be required (depending on qualifications and experience) preferably in person, although telephone interview can be agreed where appropriate, before being offered a place on the Award.

Admissions will check with Award leader any application that has no first degree.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • RPCL may be employed (PGCE PCE (M) 60 credits) depending on your source of funding (i.e. it is not allowed if you access the postgraduate loan)
  • RPCL from another H.E.I may be considered up to 60 credits.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. 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.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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 at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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