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University of Essex Online

M.Ed. Online
24 months
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5611 GBP/year
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About

Do you want to take your teaching to a higher level and learn how to further engage your students? Our online Master of Education (M.Ed.) is a unique online programme which enables teachers, trainers and tutors from all backgrounds to reflect on the way they teach and develop their practice in an innovative way.

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Overview

On this Master of Education (M.Ed.) online course you’ll be able to gain insight and inspiration by interacting and learning from fellow educational professionals from across the globe.

This modern Master of Education (M.Ed.) online course offers a timely view of technology-based learning and how it can enhance practice. You will explore some key theoretical ideas in the philosophy of education and be introduced to the historical context that has influenced current educational practice.  

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) course aims to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and enable you to consider the role of research in informing teaching and learning

Throughout this Master of Education (M.Ed.) course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • philosophical ideas that underpin educational practice
  • the delivery of effective teaching and learning
  • cognitive scientific research into how people learn
  • the theory and practice of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • principles of assessment and how it has an influence on learning, teaching and the curriculum
  • an overview of the process of research and developing a literature review
  • framing research questions and selecting appropriate research methods

There is also an opportunity to study one of three option modules should you be interested in developing content, or assessment, or have an interest in management.

Finally, this Master of Education (M.Ed.) will give you the opportunity to design a mini-research project based in an educational setting, where you will be able to investigate an area of interest related to teaching and learning.

Teaching methods

Studying Master of Education (M.Ed.) online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) is delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser during your Master of Education (M.Ed.)

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise during your Master of Education (M.Ed.).

Programme Structure

The Master of Education degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:
  • Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching (20 credits)*
  • Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning (20 credits)*
  • Introduction to Educational Assessment (10 credits)
  • Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (10 credits)
  • The Role of Research and Academic Literature in Developing Practice (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Learning Analytics (10 credits)
  • The Science of Learning – practical implications for teaching (10 credits)
  • Research Methods in Teaching & Learning (20 credits)*
  • Dissertation (40 credits)*
  • One optional module:
    • From Teacher to Content Developer (20 credits)
    • From Teacher to Manager (20 credits)
    • From Teacher to Assessment Developer (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the Master of Education (M.Ed.) award.

Audience

Our Master of Education programme is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and enhance their professional development in order to access senior leadership roles.

Lecturers

Subject specialists, industry authorities and experienced academics: the tutors who teach modules on our Master of Education are experts in the field of teaching.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience

Teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Simple monthly payment plan available, enabling you to spread the cost over the duration of your studies.
  • Full payment discount of 10% of the tuition fee if you pay upfront.
  • Partial scholarship available for international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.
  • Alumni discount of 10% of the tuition fee available if you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online.
  • Postgraduate student loans are available in England for full Masters degrees only.

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