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Master of Education (MEd) Education Studies

Stranmillis University College

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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    Stranmillis University College

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This MEd Specialist option draws on a wide range of academic disciplines such as philosophy, psychology and sociology to further our understanding of learning and educational contexts. Drawing on up-to-date research, the programme focuses on how we learn, from early childhood through compulsory schooling and into adulthood, and offers a rigorous analysis of broader educational systems such as curricula, policies and schools in their societal context.

Students are encouraged to consider fundamental questions about the nature and aims of education; to engage with the problematic nature of educational theory, policy and practice; and to develop and express their own reasoned viewpoint on a wide range of issues.

The course will enable you to:

  • develop a critical understanding of how education systems can be developed to ensure that all learners achieve to their full potential
  • encourage reflection on existing policy and practice
  • question concepts and theories and interrogate assumptions underpinning theory and research
  • critically consider how recent international research relates to students’ own educational contexts.

HOW WILL I STUDY?

Depending on the modules selected, teaching and learning is delivered through a blended approach of lectures, virtual learning activities and reflective, self-directed study. For your dissertation, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor who will guide and support you throughout your dissertation

WHO WILL BE TEACHING ME?

You will be taught, assessed and supported by an exceptional team of internationally recognised, research-informed and experienced practitioners.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There are no written examinations. Modules are assessed by coursework.

Application deadline

10 September 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Stranmillis University College

  • Campus address

    Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 5DY, Northern Ireland

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