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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    High Wycombe Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

Our MA in Education (Advanced Standing) is an ideal choice for those who already hold a postgraduate qualification in the field of education, allowing you to use your existing credits towards a full master’s degree.

This course gives you the tools to help you apply advanced teaching techniques in a professional setting, helping you to develop in your current teaching role or start a career in educational research.

Why study this subject?

Employers looking to fill leadership and advanced practitioner roles are increasingly looking for candidates with a master's level understanding of the sector.

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 are working in a range of areas including:

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

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

At BNU, our teaching is centred around you. We teach in small groups to make sure you get the support you need. Assignments have been designed to enable you to focus on issues relevant to your professional context, providing you with the opportunity to combine theory with practice.

Our MA Education (Advanced Standing) has been developed with your needs in mind. It offers a great deal of flexibility both in its structure and in the way that the teaching is delivered. This flexibility allows students to design their studies to meet professional interests and areas of practice.

What will I study?

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.

How will I be taught and assessed?

As well as formal teaching on research methods, and individual supervision, you will also have support sessions with your course leader. In your second year, we match you with an experienced research supervisor to guide you through your studies.

What are my 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

    107th

  • Campus address

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

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