The principal aims of this online part-time programme are to encourage professionals working in legal, business, further and higher education sectors to continue their professional development as educationalists. Education and Training colleagues working in Legal and Business have limited opportunities to bridge the gap between their work and higher education.
The Master of Arts in Education pathway, with two exit awards (Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma), provides educational practitioners with a conduit to acquiring skills and abilities necessary to support University of Law students within the university and the students of external practitioners studying the programme.
Legal and business colleagues will view this Masters as a career development opportunity; the programme will encourage a stronger partnership model with the University.
Exit awards and full pathway will also be of interest to the internal staff working at the University of Law. Currently, we run a PGCHE programme with a robust legal focus; we intend to run this new pathway alongside a generic educational context to attract a wider audience from existing staff and in the legal and business community.
Master of Arts in Education is a career-enhancing and attractive way of supporting continuing professional development in partnership with the University, Legal and Business sectors. Our emphasis is on flexibility, collegiality, collaboration, with a focus on practice to equip legal, business, further and higher education professionals with the qualifications to meet rapidly changing landscapes.
This programme is conducted purely online with high-quality learning and teaching experience and dedicated supervision, which gives an opportunity for maximum flexibility whilst maintaining a critical and creative approach to learning. The programme has three pathways, which determine the final award. Those are:
MA Education (Curriculum Design, and Development)
MA Education (Widening Participation and Inclusive Practice)
MA Education (Work-based Learning)
Develop the skills and abilities to enhance your educational practice and effectively support students with our MA Education. The programme is rooted in professional experience and covers a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods, materials and technologies. We’ve designed this online, part-time course to fit around existing work and teaching commitments, particularly for those working in higher and further education, training, development or coaching. You can also choose our one-year Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE) or two-year Postgraduate Diploma Higher Education (PGDipHE).
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Enhance your teaching skills to improve the student experience, working alongside like-minded professionals.
This course will enable you to:
Evaluate and apply a range of learning, teaching and assessment methods, for face-to-face and online delivery, with large and small groups of students.
Use learning technologies to develop effective learning materials, environments and support systems.
Use an innovative range of assessment techniques to support learning and enable students to monitor their own progress.
Reflect critically on the particular challenges of learning, teaching and assessment in your subject discipline.
Inform your learning and teaching practice through consideration of wider contextual policy, strategy and quality considerations.
Engage effectively with research and scholarship in your subject discipline.
Develop transferable skills, and professional skills and attributes. You’ll use a range of self, peer and student evaluation techniques to monitor your own learning and teaching practice and to underpin your reflective practice.
Produce a Professional Reflection, which records and plans further personal and professional development, and take responsibility for the continued development of your own learning.
You’ll be provided with all learning materials, including guidance for each module, ebook core texts, podcasts, presentations, articles to read, a discussion board and a wiki.
The Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE) is part-time for over one year. (Year 1 below.)
The Postgraduate Diploma Higher Education (PGDipHE) is part-time over two years. (Year 1 and Year 2 below.)
The MA Education is part-time for over 30 months. (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 below.)
Two compulsory modules
The Fundamentals of Teaching in Higher Education (30 credits)
Professional Practice and the Wider Context of Teaching and Learning (30 credits)
Research Methodologies (30 credits)
Optional modules (choose one)
Curriculum Design and Development (Digital) (30 credits)
Widening Participation and Inclusive Practice (30 credits)
Work-based Learning (Apprenticeship and Employability) (30 credits)
Dissertation: a 15,000-word dissertation will be completed in the final academic year (60 credits)
A variety of assessments are used, including:
A literature review
5000-word assignment, or equivalent
Reflective critical commentary
Dissertation of 15,000 words
There are two compulsory modules in year 1. There are two modules in year 2 – one compulsory and one optional. In the final year, students will complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
Students are required to possess an undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent. Students should possess a minimum of 6 months of professional experience in developing other people evidenced through teaching/curriculum delivery, training and development or coaching.
International: An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.
How to Apply
Applications for this course are now open.
Apply for the MA Education directly with the University.