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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Falmer Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This MA course has emerged as a direct result of our work with local practitioners and senior leaders in educational establishments. The course builds on existing structures to further integrate academic study with work-based learning and research.

The programme can be tailored to your interests and professional development needs whether you are a recently qualified teacher looking to return to study, a school mentor ready to explore your role in the context of our MA programme, you are interested in a curriculum subject or particular aspect of pedagogy, a middle-leader keen to make improvements to your department or a senior leader looking for a transformative learning experience.

The revised structure ensures a coherent and supportive student experience throughout the programme which comprises of core modules that can be applied in a variety of different areas. Our flexible programme reflects the expectation that practitioners work in wider networks with colleagues and alongside expert facilitators, including the university teaching team.

You will graduate with an in-depth and critical understanding of theory and research. Modules are designed to complement and extend your professional commitments, and teaching and assignment submissions are scheduled to fit around your existing work.

Course structure

This course runs each year, beginning in October. Sessions are usually scheduled for Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings.

You will study up to five modules, split over two to three years depending on any recognition of prior learning. These modules build on and extend previous study and learning and provide a coherent and supportive learning journey towards achieving the MA Education.

The number of modules taken enables a manageable workload as well as further opportunities for formative assessment.

The flexibility of our programme means that studying for the Education MA allows you to pursue your individual interests and professional development needs across the entire course.

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, taught sessions, tutorials, online learning, group work, independent study and through work-related activities.

Careers

This course will further your professional development, allow you to progress your expertise within the field of education and enhance your employability for leadership roles.

Enhanced knowledge of educational issues and specialist areas of interest are attractive to a wide range of employers and typical career moves after graduation include promotion to senior leadership teams, advisory roles or promotion into a different education sector including those with capacity to influence policy.

Our graduates have commented on the ways that the MA in Education has positioned them for senior and leadership roles, for making a career move and improving their skills and professional potential.

The course also provides a springboard for further study at a doctoral level, either through PhD or EdD routes.

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University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    14

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