The MA Education programme is validated by the Open University and is unique
in its approach to delivering this qualification as it brings the various
sectors together as well as practitioners, to broaden knowledge of methodologies
and policies and sector contexts. The programme aims to develop deep knowledge
and understanding of the wider context of education. This qualification is a
classroom-based course incorporating a work placement.
You will study a selection of modules:
Year One Exploring Issues
and Themes in Education 30 credits Supporting the Holistic Development of
Learners 30 credits Advanced Research Design 30 credits
Two Measuring Learning: Assessment and Feedback 30 credits Dissertation
For part-time students, the course is studied over a period of two years.
Attendance is 1 three-hour session per week. The course will take place at our
Ardleigh Green campus.
This qualification is of interest to: Graduates with a Professional
Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Graduates with a degree in any
discipline, working in a variety of roles in Education.
Applicants will need to: Hold an honours degree or equivalent. Have
GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent Level 2
qualifications. Demonstrate professional suitability in motivation and
enthusiasm for the subject and their career.
Attend an interview and complete a successful entry assessment with the
If you are interested in applying for the course, please contact the
or call 01708 455011.
Where will it take me?
The gaining of a Master’s qualification will put participants ‘ahead of the
game’ when applying to teach on Higher Education courses or for promotion within
the education sector. With increased competition for teaching posts in secondary
schools, sixth form colleges and colleges of further and higher education, a
Master’s degree will give access and employability and will enhance the
prospects of all participants.
Course Assessment Method
You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme
team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and
development as you progress through the programme.
Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the
teaching of each module. Assessment methods for this qualification are
varied and will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments,
research projects and reports, reflective self-evaluation and dissertation.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student
registered in part-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 180 credits
over two academic years and will attend College for one evening per week.
Students will either be working or volunteering within an educational setting
and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of
education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first
point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1
sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the
opportunity to discuss your course and progress.