M.Ed. Master of Education Overview
On this online M.Ed. Master of Education course you’ll be able to gain insight and inspiration by interacting and learning from fellow educational professionals from across the globe.
This modern M.Ed. Master of Education course offers a timely view of technology-based learning and how it can enhance practice. You will explore some key theoretical ideas in the philosophy of education and be introduced to the historical context that has influenced current educational practice.
The M.Ed. Master of Education course aims to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and enable you to consider the role of research in informing teaching and learning
Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:
philosophical ideas that underpin educational practice
the delivery of effective teaching and learning
cognitive scientific research into how people learn
the theory and practice of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
principles of assessment and how it has an influence on learning, teaching and the curriculum
an overview of the process of research and developing a literature review
framing research questions and selecting appropriate research methods
There is also an opportunity to study one of three option modules should you be interested in developing content, or assessment, or have an interest in management.
Finally, you will be given the opportunity to design a mini-research project based in an educational setting, where you will be able to investigate an area of interest related to teaching and learning.
M.Ed. Master of Education Course Structure
The online M.Ed. Master of Education degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.
Level 7 modules:
Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching (20 credits)*
Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning (20 credits)*
Introduction to Educational Assessment (10 credits)
Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (10 credits)
The Role of Research and Academic Literature in Developing Practice (20 credits)
Introduction to Learning Analytics (10 credits)
The Science of Learning – practical implications for teaching (10 credits)
Research Methods in Teaching & Learning (20 credits)*
Dissertation (40 credits)*
One optional module:
From Teacher to Content Developer (20 credits)
From Teacher to Manager (20 credits)
From Teacher to Assessment Developer (20 credits)
* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the M.Ed. Master of Education award.
Learning and assessment
Studying M.Ed. Master of Education online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.
Our M.Ed. Master of Education is delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:
multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
live Q&A sessions with your tutors
a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser during your M.Ed. Master of Education
To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.
Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.
We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:
Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise during your M.Ed. Master of Education.
Our Master of Education programme is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and enhance their professional development in order to access senior leadership roles.
Due to a broad range of subjects covered on this course and the opportunity to specialise in diverse professional contexts and practices, this advanced degree course will also support career development of professionals with some teaching or educational experience.
Students will have an opportunity to improve their professional practice and attain leadership roles in their chosen career paths as teachers, lecturers, training advisers and administrators, special education professionals, policy developers, researchers, local government and healthcare trainers as well as other related professions.
We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes for our M.Ed. Master of Education, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English Language Requirements.
Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.
Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our Master of Education, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification
Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our Master of Education, you must meet the following criteria:
at least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting