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The MA in Education Studies programme is designed for graduates who wish to take their study and research of Education to Masters level. There is no requirement for students to have prior school-related experience, or to be in a specific education-related occupation. Rather, the programme is intended for people who are interested in educational ideas, issues and philosophies and are curious about educational processes and practice. The programme has a strong research element with students undertaking modules in research methodology, research design and the dissertation. The MA in Education Studies provides a particularly strong basis for progression to MPhil or PhD study in education related areas. The programme will be of particular interest to people who wish to pursue careers in further and higher education, educational research or simply to broaden their educational horizons. The programme is taught part-time and enables students to share their studies with fellow students. Students on the MA in Education Studies programme will join those from the MA in Professional Enquiry studying common mandatory modules such as research and the dissertation. Module Information The first subject specific mandatory module, Key Concepts in Education Studies, involves students exploring education as an inter-disciplinary field, drawing on the disciplines of critical theory, philosophy, psychology and the sociology of education. Through a programme of on-line study, students will undertake a sequential analysis of key ideas and theoretical positions that have particular currency in the study of educational practice. In the module, Education Alternatives, students are encouraged to consider different ways in which the idea of education can be conceptualised, organised and evaluated. Drawing on UK and other international contexts, alternative visions of education are considered through the work of a number of influential educational thinkers. To complete the programme students can select two optional modules, these are outlined below. Optional Modules: ? Creative Pedagogies ? Safeguarding Children ? an Exploration of Policy and Practice ? Listening to Children and Young People ? Leadership and Managing People ? Equality and Diversity ? Perspectives on Childhood ? Understanding Collaborative and Multi-agency Working ? Education 2.0 Attendance Teaching sessions normally take place during the evening with occasional weekend sessions. These typically involve lectures, workshops, seminars, directed activities, group and individual tutorials, discussion and debate, and the integration of e-learning. Assessment Assessment will be through essays, evaluative reports, individual and group presentations, case study, research reports and a dissertation. Special Features The course builds on Newman?s highly successful undergraduate programmes in Education Studies. Research Areas Teaching staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise, and this was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise when the subject area was awarded a 3* rating of international excellence. The subject area also welcomes applications from suitably qualified students who wish to pursue postgraduate research degrees (MPhil and PhD awarded by University of Leicester).

The MA in Education Studies programme is designed for graduates who wish to take their study and research of Education to Masters level. There is no requirement for students to have prior school-related experience, or to be in a specific education-related occupation. Rather, the programme is intended for people who are interested in educational ideas, issues and philosophies and are curious about...

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