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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Join Warwick's flexible Education MA and take an analytical look at key debates in UK education today. Centre for Education Studies will prepare you for entering work in the education sphere. As you learn to pair foundation theories with in-depth study of education arguments and disputes.

Course Overview

This course is perfect if you are seeking to understand education within its broader contexts. We encourage you to link theoretical and practical understanding of issues in education, while developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the questions involved in conceptualising and designing educational research. This course will help you to better understand the theories, practicalities and significance of educational issues, whilst also enabling you to develop an appreciation for the role that research plays in illuminating these.

We aim to help you to identify and meet your professional and personal development needs through a flexible bank of modules and informed advice in choosing your dissertation topic. You will have the opportunity to debate with your peers on a host of important education issues.

Teaching and Assessment

Depending on which term modules run, you'll attend one or two 3-hour seminars each week during the Autumn and Spring Terms plus research methods training lectures and seminars throughout all three terms. If you are a part-time student the number of modules you take each term will depend on the length of your course. You will have two optional modules to select in total. Depending on the modules you select, sessions consist of presentations, group discussions, case studies and self-study. Some modules are available online. Seminar group numbers vary depending on the modules that are selected. Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but include mixture of assignments and oral presentations. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.

Skills from this degree

  • Develop and evidence a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current issues within an educational context
  • Comprehensive understanding of research strategies and techniques appropriate for use in educational research
  • Independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development
  • Deepen insights into the dynamic interaction that exists between education research, theory, policy and practice
  • Engage critically with current research related to the field of education

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Tuition fees

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£ 22,340per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 69%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    3rd

    1

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