The Teaching Studies programme from University of Birmingham:
- is taught wholly online
- is designed for those with an academic and professional background in teaching, learning and assessment in the school sector
- is for those who already hold 120 credits towards a Masters in this area of study
- involves completion of a 60 credit dissertation of 15,000 words, prepared over the course of an academic year and submitted in the following September
- includes a small number of taught sessions for Masters-level learners who may have been away from research for a while
- involves each student having individualised supervisory tuition with face to face tutorials which may be carried out by online or in face to face meetings (agreed indivudually between tutor and student)
Completion of a full Masters degree significantly supports all professional educators in developing a deeper and broader understanding of their academic or professional context. Doing this by writing a dissertation allows not just your own academic and professional growth, but the opportunity to do this via meaningful and relevant research that will inform your own career and provide findings likely to impact on your context and the profession.
The MA Teaching Studies provides you with the opportunity to build on previous experiences and accomplishments, such as a teaching qualification. It is an excellent way of preparing yourself for leadership in learning and teaching related areas in a school or similar context. It provides an experience that will support you in future handling and application of evidence in educational contexts. Completing your dissertation will provide you with expert understanding of the field you choose to research and will involve significant engagement with academic and professional research, writing and evidence. A Masters in Teaching Studies will provide you with significant evidence for future career development.
- All taught sessions are online. There is only a small amount of whole group teaching on this programme. It takes the form of 3 Saturday morning sessions led by a research design and methods tutor. This programme helps you identify your research theme, consider the methodology you will adopt and provide you with research design and methods training. It is ensures you feel supported as you begin to engage with your dissertation.
- Early in the process, you will be allocated an appropriate supervisor. This person will be experienced in the area that you wish to research. Once allocated, you will agree times when it will be appropriate to meet for a tutorial with your supervisor. Such tutorials may be via telephone, online video calls, or possibly face to face.
- Students also have opportunities to join optional 'taking stock' meetings, and to enroll on University of Birmingham Research Methods training.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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You must hold 120 credits towards Masters Study.
- Where these credits are all from the University of Birmingham at least 90 credits must be at Level M and a maximum of 30 can be at Level H.
- Where these credits are all from another institution, if they are in the form of a single postgraduate award (a PGDipEd/ PGDE) where that award is deemed to be a Masters level award of 120 credits, at least 90 credits must be at Level M and a maximum of 30 can be at Level H.
- Where these credits are all or partly from another institution, if they are not in the form of a single postgraduate award (a PGDipEd/ PGDE) all 120 credits must be at Level M
International6810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National3270 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3270 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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