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Education
Postgraduate course
MA

Education

You can study this course part-time over two or three years. The two-year part-time and the distance learning routes are eligible for the government postgraduate loan scheme. The three-year part-time route is not eligible.

Overview

Whether you work in a school, hospital, for a local authority or in another field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy and practice in education.

You will examine the influences that have shaped modern education, from the philosophy behind teaching methods to government policies that direct educational practice across a variety of settings, both inside and outside the classroom. We will give you a strong grounding in these areas, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of how people learn and how to teach and assess effectively.

You will relate your learning to your own experiences and you will be able to tailor the course to your career needs and interests by selecting from a range of option modules. You can choose to specialise in one of four themes: inclusion; leadership and management; education for social change; and policy, practice and education.

At Leeds Beckett we are passionate about education and the expertise of our course team reflects our commitment to providing you with the tools to make improvements in your work environment.

The expertise of our teaching team is broad and covers many aspects of education from educational philosophy to child development and language acquisition to special needs. Our team also includes experts in professional and cultural identity in education, leadership and management in education and many other areas.

You will be studying alongside students from a range of different backgrounds and educational environments giving you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from each other's teaching methods.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree, a professional or vocational qualification in Education equivalent to level 6 study, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree, a professional or vocational qualification in Education equivalent to level 6 study, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Helen Pratten

Careers

Helen Pratten
Executive Headteacher St Chad's CE Primary School, Leeds

MA Leadership & Management (now MA Education)

“I was already in my headship when I decided to return to university. I am always telling my pupils that they should never stop learning, and the time felt right for me to lead by example . Doing the masters gave me the opportunity to read, research and reflect on my practice. Consequently, I have made changes to the way that I lead, which in turn has had a really positive impact on the school.

Modules & learning

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Dissertation

Educational Provision & The Right to Education: Critical Perspectives on Theory, Policy & Practice

Coaching & Mentoring

Developing the Reflective Practitioner

Reflecting on Professional Practice (NQT Module)

Social History of Education & its Practices

Leadership & Management (Pathway Module)

Inclusion & Special Education: Critical Perspectives in International Contexts (Pathway Module)

Education for Social Change: Digital Literacies (Pathway Module)

Policy & Practice (Pathway Module)

Independent Study A

Independent Study B

Learning From Professional Development 1

Learning From Professional Development 2

Tom Dobson
Dr Tom Dobson
Course Director
Having taught English in secondary schools as well as undertaking writing projects in local primary schools, Tom completed his PhD which explored boys' identities through their creative writing as they made the transition from primary to secondary school. Most of Tom's teaching now focuses on English pedagogy and he works with our partnered schools to develop practice which engages pupils and has an impact upon their learning.
The MA Education is a highly flexible course which enables you to tailor content to match your professional development needs. Graduates from the MA Education benefit greatly in terms of enhancing their future careers within the education sector.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Education resources & teaching rooms
    Education resources & teaching rooms

    We offer a School Practice Collection, a dedicated Academic Librarian to help you navigate our education and teaching resources, and teaching rooms containing the equipment you may use in your own classroom.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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