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Education (Teaching & Learning) MA

Education (Teaching & Learning) MA

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10

UCAS code:Contact UCO Admissions Team on 0161 344 8800

Duration:2 years part-time

Course type:Part-time

Fees per year:Contact UCO Admissions Team on 0161 344 8800

Additional costs:Whilst other costs are minimal, students should expect to purchase relevant text books and other study related materials. It is not anticipated that these costs would exceed approximately £100 per year.

Delivery method: Face-to-face via Saturday schools, with additional online support.

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


The MA Education (Teaching and Learning) is validated by the University of Huddersfield

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This course will focus on developing your professional knowledge and understanding of practice related to your own context in formal education. It will help you to understand how a teachers’ role is constructed, what teacher identities are and how these shape the role of teachers. You will have the opportunity to gain research skills and reflective awareness.

Course Content

Core modules:

Exploring Teaching and Learning Year 1
This module will develop your understanding of the ideas of curriculum: what is taught how it is taught and why it is taught. You will explore elements of the hidden curriculum, including hierarchy, power, values, confidence, stereotypes and labelling. The module will also help you to understand how a teachers’ role is constructed. What are teacher identities and how do these shape the role of teachers? Is teaching a professional activity? What are the ideas around this aspect? What is a reflexive/reflective teacher and how does this enhance professional development? You will also consider some learning theories and their practical application within your setting.

Methods of Enquiry Year 1
This module will develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of research methods, in both academic and professional contexts. It considers some of the theories, methods and implication of research and the complex role of researchers and of practitioner-researchers. You’ll explore a range of methods of enquiry in order to enable you to understand the significance and ethics of research.

Dissertation Year 2
This module seeks to deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research. You will learn about traditions of educational research; positivism, interpretivism and action research and the strengths and challenges of carrying out research in these traditions. This module provides you the opportunity to carry out a piece of research based on a contemporary or work-related issue or problem.

Additional modules:

Understanding E-Learning Year 1

You will be introduced to a range of ICT tools and techniques for innovation in teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the selection of approaches appropriate to the learners’ needs. Alongside the practical aspects of using these tools, you will consider how they can transform learning and develop a deeper, theoretical and analytical understanding. There will also be an exploration of current debates in the field of e-learning.

Mentoring and Coaching Year 2

This module will help you to explore the role of mentoring and coaching. You will have the opportunity to examine issues linked to implementing and managing mentoring/coaching schemes, the role of mentors and/or coaches, the strategies that could be used within a mentoring and/or coaching relationship and the ethical issues governing them.

Teaching & Assessment

On this course, you will develop an understanding of critical reflection and independent learning strategies. This will enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice. The course also provides an opportunity to develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research.

The part-time route starts in September and takes 24 months to complete. The teaching is via Saturday day schools.

You will also use our Virtual Learning Environment and online library facilities, which provide access to a wide range of high-quality learning materials.

The course assessment is via course work. The assessment on the course allows you to demonstrate your practical knowledge and skills alongside developing your critical and theoretical understanding of the subject.

The assessment builds on your particular interests and context and is likely to have outcomes that will be of benefit to your professional life and to your employer.
You will be provided with guidance to help you develop your assignment work by module tutors and specialist learning support staff.

Feedback (usually written) is provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the course in which case, feedback is available after the publication of results.

Career Progression

This course can help you progress into middle and senior management roles within a wide range of educational settings whilst also enabling the development of essential skills.

Entry Requirements

You should have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent.

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