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Undergraduate courses

Education

Why study at Roehampton

  • The ability to specialise in a particular areas of interest, or design for yourself a wider course of study that is tailored to your personal and professional needs.
  • A range of available opportunities for study leading towards a number of certificates and diplomas as well as the full award of MA.
  • The programme allows participants to reflect on the varied and linked aspects of education in a contemporary, domestic and globalised world.

The course allows you to either design a programme or pathway of study that reflects various curriculum areas and/or aspects of practice in education, leading to the MA Education, or to specialise in a particular area of interest through pursuing a named award. The course has been designed to provide flexible opportunities for practising professionals working in education, as well as people interested in education as a general area of study.

Pathways

The course has been designed to provide flexible opportunities for practising professionals working in education, and in related professions, to widen and deepen their theoretical perspectives and critically reflect on the implications for their practice.

Within the MA Education, you can specialise in a range of curriculum areas including:

  • Art, Craft and Design
  • English Education
  • History in Education
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education
  • Teaching and learning

Domestic Pathways are also available at Beechwood (Slough), Kingston Hinchley Wood, Sutton and Lend Lease. In addition, MA Education (Education Sciences) is available for students of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE) in Athens, Greece - for more information see the ASPETE website.

Who is the MA Education programme aimed at?

The MA Education programme has been designed to provide a range of flexible opportunities for practising professionals working in education. The programme is highly flexible with teaching taking place in evenings and at weekends to fit in with students' employment schedules.

Key areas of study

Compulsory modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Research methodology and enquiry in education (RME1 and 2)
  • International Perspectives on Professional Practice in Education

Other options available are:

  • Values in Education
  • Independent Study in Education
  • Creative Learning
  • Language in Action
  • APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)
  • Context of Professional Practice

For your dissertation, you may select from a broad range of possible research areas (see below). If you are a Credit Transfer Students (CATS), you will have to do RME1 only. A presentation with your convener/tutor on a pass/fail basis will allow CATS candidate to progress to the dissertation.

Special features

The course allows you either to specialise in a particular area of interest or design for yourself a wide course of study to reflect on the varied but linked aspects of education in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Research areas

  • Teacher Education in Policy
  • Social Justice
  • Education Management and Leadership
  • Education of Professionals
  • Education Practice
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Art Education
  • Language
  • Language and Literacy
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Human Rights Education
  • Citizenship Education
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multiculturalism and Education

Example modules

  • International Perspectives on Professional Practice in Education
  • Education Practice: teaching and learning
  • Behaviour Management

Career options

Graduates may follow careers in all areas of education, policy, social services, justice, government, education management and leadership.

Level

Postgraduate

MA/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits

MA: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60

Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »

Department

Education »

Duration

1 year (fullt-ime); 3-6 semesters (part-time)

Tuition fees

Band 3 »
Scholarship Information »

Programme outline

View the full details »

Related courses

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MA Early Childhood Studies »

MA/PGDip/PGCert Education Leadership and Management »

MA/PGDip/PGCert Social Research Methods »

Special and Inclusive Education »

Further information

Contact Sally Williams
S.Williams@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3049

Contact our Enquiries team
enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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