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Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Education programme at University of Worcester is a postgraduate study programme for in-service teachers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and workplaces, including the caring professions and commercial enterprises.

About

There are many flexible packages of study, all underpinned by a reflective practice approach, designed to enable learners to benefit from personal and professional development.

A variety of teaching methods are used, including led lectures, seminars, workshops, intensive weekends, summer schools and an Independent Study. Where appropriate, an attachment to a school/college or children´s centre will be arranged, where possible meeting your needs and interests, to enable you to carry out your study.

Most of the assessment is of a written nature, with assignments of varying type and length. There may also be presentations and assessed portfolios. Detailed feedback will be provided to assist your intellectual development.

The MA Education programme at University of Worcester is a flexibly taught masters course designed primarily for those who work or aspire to work in any field of education and training and whose aim is to develop and improve upon their practice, enhance their professional profile and engage in rigorous research and high level inquiry into their working context.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, we invite you to come and join our learning community as we move into a new phase of development in our postgraduate and doctoral offer. We will equip you as you enter the next phase of your professional life to achieve the excellence you desire for yourselves and those you seek to inspire.

Awards

The course offers the following awards: MA Education (180 credits), Postgraduate Diploma Education (120 credits) and Postgraduate Certificate Education (60 credits). These non-specialist awards offer maximum flexibility, with students able to choose optional modules from the full range available.

Specialist pathways

The MA Education also embraces a number of specialist pathways, which will allow you to deepen your knowledge and understanding in an area of particular relevance to your current (or future) professional context. These pathways are:

  • Church School Leadership
  • Early Childhood
  • Leadership and Management;
  • Leading Learning and Teaching
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Religions and Values Education and
Special and Inclusive Education

Examples of specialist pathway awards are: MA Education (Special and Inclusive Education), Postgraduate Diploma Education (Religions and Values Education) and Postgraduate Certificate Education (Mentoring in Early Childhood).

International and full-time route

This route meets the needs of professionals wishing to study and familiarise themselves with the UK educational environment alongside their own contrasting experience. The programme consists of three taught modules in each of the first two terms and a three-module Dissertation in the third term.

Programme Structure

The MA Education is made up of five or six 20 credit modules selected from the range available modules. These may include Negotiated Learning modules of 20, 40 or 60 credits. MA Education students are required to complete Contemporary Issues in Education: theory, policy and practice (20 credits), Research Methods (20 credits) plus a research project (Dissertation) of 40 or 60 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Either a first or second-class Honours degree in a relevant, cognate discipline
  • A wide range of relevant experience
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element)
Postgraduate courses require an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent or TOFEL of 88 (IBT) and above or Cambridge Advanced B or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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