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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    High Wycombe Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

If you are passionate about education, this MA is for you. Employers looking to fill leadership and advanced practitioner roles are increasingly looking for candidates with a master's level understanding of the sector. It's also an ideal choice for those who want to build a career in educational research.

This course is a highly structured part-time route to gaining a higher qualification in education. We've designed this course for those who have an interest in working in a range of areas including:

primary education
secondary education
higher and further education
practice education in health and social care.

What will this course cover?

This course offers a comprehensive qualification in education. You will develop your research, analysis and critical thinking skills. You will also build an understanding of educational theories and approaches. Your studies will enable you to take an in-depth look at current educational management practice, theory, research and policy.

The programme encourages you to apply principles in practice where possible, providing you with the chance to study a particular area of education in-depth. We expect you to carry out a sustained research study that involves:

  • a critical review of current knowledge in a specific area of educational practice
  • blending different research findings
  • reaching appropriate conclusions

Through your research, you will also be able to make evidence-based recommendations relevant to your chosen area of educational practice or interest.

Flexible learning

We offer flexible study spread over two years, allowing you to study and work at the same time. Whether you want to build your skills in a current teaching role, or start a career in education or academic research, this course gives you the tools to begin applying advanced teaching techniques in a professional setting.

As well as support from your tutors, who are experts in their field, you will be encouraged to build your own network via your research, engaging with external events to gain real world experience to inspire you and challenge your approach to education. While you take charge of your own study and learning, we provide excellent support, both face-to-face and electronically, using our virtual learning environment.

Career Prospects

An MA in Education allows you to engage with a particular aspect of educational practice in depth, giving you knowledge and expertise that enables you to lead.

Completing this course is also a springboard to further academic research, such as an EdD or PhD. Many of our graduates go on to become senior educators in primary, secondary and higher education, as well as published researchers.

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

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