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Policy And Practice In Basic Skills In Education (Part time), M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
Bolton, United Kingdom
At the University of Bolton we have a ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ ethos. This means we aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused learning opportunities that inform best practice in education, underpinned by the research knowledge of our high quality staff.
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This exciting and contemporary Master’s course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and critical thinking skills in relation to the principles and practice of learning and teaching in literacy/ESOL or numeracy/mathematics. We’ll guide you to explore a range of theoretical perspectives that relate to this area of education and look at the implications for best practice.You’ll also have the opportunity to explore and critically compare a wide variety of models of language or mathematics learning including socio-cultural, constructivist and psychological theories. The course also examines the potential barriers to learning faced by some adult learners.Our supportive team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified offer a combination of face-to-face and online tuition. We’ll encourage you to critically reflect on and evaluate your own professional practice, and develop creative solutions for improvement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Awareness and Support Skills
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Organisational Management and Leadership in Education
  • Policy and Practice in Adult Numeracy/Mathematics (Numeracy A)
  • Theoretical Approaches to Adult Numeracy/Mathematics (Numeracy B) Policy and Practice in Adult Literacy and ESOL (Module A)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

  • Normally, you will have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent).
  • An initial qualification in teaching, if this is not formally part of your first degree, is desirable and experience in the education sector is strongly advised because you will need to critically reflect on your experience and relate theory to practice.
  • Your application form must be accompanied by a 250 word reflective statement.
  • Two academic references highlighting your potential to produce Master’s level (level 7).
  • We may wish to interview you as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bolton

  • 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.


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