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Key details

Attendance Part-time
Duration 3 years
Code HFAB7030B
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level Master of Education
Start Date 18/01/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
  • Master of Education (Inclusive Practice)

The Masters of Education pathways are flexible, professional degrees for those working in or looking to pursue a career in education settings and who want to enhance their individual or organisational practice and/or progress to a leadership role. The courses aim to support your professional development and the modules can be tailored to reflect the needs of your working context.

The programmes are designed to accommodate a range of professionals in order to promote and enhance multidisciplinary understanding. Your tutors will work alongside you as colleagues and our expectation is that peer learning and support are a key feature.

You can undertake the MEd if you are in a support or administrative role in an educational organisation. If you have a PGCE or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at master’s level you may be able to transfer this credit into the Masters course of your choosing.

You will plan your master’s route on an individual basis and the modules chosen will inform the title of the award you will receive. The core modules, taken by all students, are:

  • Professional Development (in year one of the part-time route) which will prepare you for academic study at master’s level
  • Research: Practice and Planning (in year two of the part-time route) which will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to carry out primary research
  • Dissertation (in year three of the part-time route). The focus of your dissertation will be your individual choice and you will be supported by a supervisor.

 

There are 2 start dates: September and January to enable you to start when it best suits.

What you'll study

The generic core encompasses all the learning outcomes for the programme to ensure that you have coverage of the necessary skills and attributes.

40 further credits are dedicated to the core subject module for the named route and another 40 to optional modules with specific recommendations made for each title.

Core Modules:

  • Professional Development (20 Credits)
  • Research: Practice and Planning (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation (60 Credits).

Subject Core and Optional Modules:

  • Developing Inclusion
  • Leadership and Management
  • Theory and Policy in Action
  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Designing and Developing Curriculum
  • ESOL and Literacy Theories and Frameworks
  • Numeracy Theories and Frameworks

Interactive learning, together with individual tutorials, provide you with relevant and appropriate understanding to develop learning and consider the impact on professional and practical skills.

The learning and teaching process are participative and you are encouraged to discuss your professional practice, enabling the development of a deeper understanding of how theory applies to practice.

Courses are taught using a blended approach which integrates face-to-face and online learning both in real time, in the form of a virtual class and through the college online platforms.

Sessions for the core and 40 credit point optional modules are held on three Saturdays with an additional half day if presentation is part of the assessment. Some of the module content, seminars and tutorials will be delivered online in the form of a virtual class.

These courses provide CPD opportunities for a range of professionals for whom a master’s qualification may enhance opportunities for progression or a change in work roles or contexts.  Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of being able to research, think critically and produce written work of a very high standard.

  • The generic core encompasses all the learning outcomes for the programme to ensure that you have coverage of the necessary skills and attributes.

    40 further credits are dedicated to the core subject module for the named route and another 40 to optional modules with specific recommendations made for each title.

  • Core Modules:

    • Professional Development (20 Credits)
    • Research: Practice and Planning (20 Credits)
    • Dissertation (60 Credits).

    Subject Core and Optional Modules:

    • Developing Inclusion
    • Leadership and Management
    • Theory and Policy in Action
    • Understanding Autism
    • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
    • Designing and Developing Curriculum
    • ESOL and Literacy Theories and Frameworks
    • Numeracy Theories and Frameworks
  • Interactive learning, together with individual tutorials, provide you with relevant and appropriate understanding to develop learning and consider the impact on professional and practical skills.

    The learning and teaching process are participative and you are encouraged to discuss your professional practice, enabling the development of a deeper understanding of how theory applies to practice.

  • Courses are taught using a blended approach which integrates face-to-face and online learning both in real time, in the form of a virtual class and through the college online platforms.

    Sessions for the core and 40 credit point optional modules are held on three Saturdays with an additional half day if presentation is part of the assessment. Some of the module content, seminars and tutorials will be delivered online in the form of a virtual class.

  • These courses provide CPD opportunities for a range of professionals for whom a master’s qualification may enhance opportunities for progression or a change in work roles or contexts.  Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of being able to research, think critically and produce written work of a very high standard.

Assessment

Assessment methods are varied, rigorous and appropriate to the element of the award being studied.

You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from formative assessments to develop your skills and confidence prior to submitting summative assessments.

Depending on the routes and modules you choose, assessment methods may include: the completion of a reflective professional development portfolio, a critical analysis of current initiatives and appropriate literature, research, a TED Talk and presentations to small groups of fellow students and written accounts relating to the appropriate modules

Work experience

There is no work placement associated with this programme but we expect you to draw upon your experience of professional practice.

Next steps

Further academic study is also possible if you wish to progress to a doctorate award.

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Tuition fees

£5,750 per year

(£1,920 per 60 credits)

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