MA in Education

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

ma-in-education

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,489

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Education is a discipline, encompassing many elements including concepts of teaching, learning and pedagogy. Understanding how people learn and are educated is a subject of great depth and variety.
  • In fact, learning and education is not uniformly understood worldwide and can vary from country to country, region to region and culture to culture.
  • Whether you’re an experienced teacher looking to acquire a higher academic qualification, and progress in the profession, someone with a keen interest in the subject of education or wishing to change to a more educational career route, this course will take you on a rich learning journey of your own.
  • The Education MA is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in the subject of education. The programme will provide opportunities for you to develop knowledge and understanding of key theories, concepts and methodologies in the study of education.
  • The aim of the course is to help you understand the different disciplinary perspectives that inform the field of education, to engage in critical discussion on current issues and contemporary educational questions and to encourage global perspectives on educational policy and practice.
  • Along the way you will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of methodological approaches and the independence and confidence to undertake educational research for others or your own professional interests.

The course is available either as the Education MA or the Education MA with pathway choices in:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability and Inclusion
  • Leadership and Management
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
  • Professional Practice and Pedagogy
  • From September 2021 classes for the one-year full-time course are taught over two to three evenings a week from 5pm – 8pm, while the two-year part-time study option is taught one to two evenings per week.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Relevant professional experience is desirable.
  • Applicants who have previously been awarded a PGCE in Primary Education or Secondary Education by Brunel University OR have been awarded a PGCE through another institution at FHEQ7 and who wish to APL onto the MA Education or MA Education (with pathway) programme may apply for exemptions. Applications for exemptions will need to adhere to the Brunel University London Policy and Senate Regulations.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • The Education MA will equip you with knowledge and understanding of a range of methodological approaches and the independence and confidence to undertake educational research for your own professional interests.
  • Your learning is made up of a core set of study blocks, and compulsory/optional MA specialism assessment blocks depending on whether you wish to specialise.

Pathway options:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability and Inclusion
  • Leadership and Management
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
  • Professional Practice and Pedagogy.
  • The flexible structure of the course allows you to cover a range of core and specialist content tailored to your pathway. If you decide not to select a pathway, you can select the assessments that most interest you.
  • The MA programme structure consists of study blocks and a dissertation module. The study blocks include: 1. Disciplines of Education 2. Issues and Perspectives in Education 3. Theory and Methodology of Educational Research 4. Comparative and International Education. There are Assessment Blocks associated with each of the above mentioned Study Blocks, which students will normally need to complete, unless they have obtained exemptions. 
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • ED5703 - Theory and Methodology of Educational Research
  • ED5705 - Issues and Perspectives in Education
  • ED5706 - Comparative and International Education
  • ED5704 - Disciplines in Education
  • ED5615 - Dissertation
  • UK 
  • £8,485 full-time 
  • £4,240 part-time
  • Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase.
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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