Education MA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 04/12/2018

As a teacher, education professional or recent graduate you can take this opportunity to enhance your practice by reflecting on your own personal and professional experiences and developing further skills, knowledge and understanding of aspects of specific interest.

This course is available for full-time and part-time study. If you choose the full-time route, the course has a distinct international and comparative perspective, while the part-time option features optional additional modules relating to teacher-led research, mathematics and early years.

Course

Highlights

  • Modules can be taken in isolation for professional development
  • Employment related course designed to fit with your work

Additional

Information

MA Education options

For a more detailed subject focus, we also offer pathways in: Early Years , English Language Teaching , Management and Leadership , Mathematics and an MA in SEN and Inclusion.

Course Details

Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other students and professional colleagues in order to develop critical approaches to your study of education and your practical teaching.

The MA comprises of modules that can be studied one by one. A key element of many modules is the provision for ‘shared enquiry’, enabling you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers in developing critical approaches to enquiry within practical education (and education-related) contexts.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Postgraduate qualifications can give you the opportunity for higher level responsibility and senior posts within education, children’s services and Further Education.

This course addresses the needs of local authorities in the East Midlands as well as the government agenda for continuing professional development and the development of teaching as a research based profession.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

To study this course, you will need an honours degree, usually at 2:2 or above, from a UK institution or equivalent.

If you have other qualifications and have recent professional experience of three years or more, you will also be considered. In this case you will be interviewed and asked to demonstrate that you have engaged with children’s services at graduate level or equivalent, by presenting a portfolio of your responsibilities in your work with children and young people.

If you have master’s (level 7) credits from another course, including the PGCE, NPQH, or programmes run by University of Northampton, then it may be possible to credit these towards this degree.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM030
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM026
    Core Module N
  • Speech, Language and Communication needs (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM031
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM028
    Core Module N
  • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM019
    Core Module N
  • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM029
    Core Module N
  • Contemporary & International Issues in Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM072
    Core Module N
  • Supporting Parents and Developing Community (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM073
    Core Module N
  • International Perspectives on Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM074
    Core Module N
  • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM075
    Core Module N
  • Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM077
    Core Module N
  • Principles and Practice in Action Research (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM089
    Core Module N
  • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of algebra and geometry within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM096
    Core Module N
  • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of number, calculation, measures and data handling within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM097
    Core Module N
  • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (Part 2) Post Threshold (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM092
    Core Module N
  • Young Children’s Literature, Media and Culture (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM101
    Core Module N
  • Young Children’s Right and Participation (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM103
    Core Module N
  • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM111
    Core Module N
  • School and Classroom Cultures (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM116
    Core Module N
  • Leading for Change (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM118
    Core Module N
  • Educational Leaderships (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM121
    Core Module N
  • Perspectives on Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM122
    Core Module N
  • Approaches to Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM123
    Core Module N
  • Developing and Supporting Others (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM124
    Core Module N
  • Professional Recognition and Scholarship (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM127
    Core Module N
  • Research and Enterprise for Enhanced Academic Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM128
    Core Module N
  • Designing for the 21st Century Learning (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM129
    Core Module N
  • Advanced Practice in Early Childhood Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM130
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Language in Use: Approaches to the Analysis of Discourse (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM133
    Core Module N
  • Approaches to Language Learning – Theory and Method (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM134
    Core Module N
  • ELT in Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM135
    Core Module N
  • Classroom Language Assessment and Test Construction (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM136
    Core Module N
  • Contemporary Issues in Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM137
    Core Module N
  • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM100
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM079
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

  • modules relevant to those working in children’s and young people’s services
  • recognised postgraduate professional development for teachers
  • modules can be taken in isolation for professional development
  • modules can build into three successive postgraduate awards from Certificate to Diploma and Masters’
  • modules relevant to those working in early years or children’s services
  • employment-related course designed to fit with your work
  • modules designed to connect with practitioner work and context
  • highly experienced and supportive tutor team

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan for this course you must be studying the full 180 credits.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time:£1125 per 30 credits

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England**.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

**If you have exemptions from studying a PGCE you will not e eligible for Post graduate funding as you must be studying the full 180 Credits.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time £1,100 per 30 credits

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England**

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

**If you have exemptions from studying a PGCE you will not e eligible for Post graduate funding as you must be studying the full 180 Credits

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 04/12/2018

  • As a teacher, education professional or recent graduate you can take this opportunity to enhance your practice by reflecting on your own personal and professional experiences and developing further skills, knowledge and understanding of aspects of specific interest.

    This course is available for full-time and part-time study. If you choose the full-time route, the course has a distinct international and comparative perspective, while the part-time option features optional additional modules relating to teacher-led research, mathematics and early years.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Modules can be taken in isolation for professional development
    • Employment related course designed to fit with your work
  • Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other students and professional colleagues in order to develop critical approaches to your study of education and your practical teaching.

    The MA comprises of modules that can be studied one by one. A key element of many modules is the provision for ‘shared enquiry’, enabling you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers in developing critical approaches to enquiry within practical education (and education-related) contexts.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    MA Education options

    For a more detailed subject focus, we also offer pathways in: Early Years , English Language Teaching , Management and Leadership , Mathematics and an MA in SEN and Inclusion.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Postgraduate qualifications can give you the opportunity for higher level responsibility and senior posts within education, children’s services and Further Education.

      This course addresses the needs of local authorities in the East Midlands as well as the government agenda for continuing professional development and the development of teaching as a research based profession.

  • To study this course, you will need an honours degree, usually at 2:2 or above, from a UK institution or equivalent.

    If you have other qualifications and have recent professional experience of three years or more, you will also be considered. In this case you will be interviewed and asked to demonstrate that you have engaged with children’s services at graduate level or equivalent, by presenting a portfolio of your responsibilities in your work with children and young people.

    If you have master’s (level 7) credits from another course, including the PGCE, NPQH, or programmes run by University of Northampton, then it may be possible to credit these towards this degree.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM030
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM026
      Core Module N
    • Speech, Language and Communication needs (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM031
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM028
      Core Module N
    • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM019
      Core Module N
    • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM029
      Core Module N
    • Contemporary & International Issues in Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM072
      Core Module N
    • Supporting Parents and Developing Community (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM073
      Core Module N
    • International Perspectives on Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM074
      Core Module N
    • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM075
      Core Module N
    • Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM077
      Core Module N
    • Principles and Practice in Action Research (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM089
      Core Module N
    • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of algebra and geometry within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM096
      Core Module N
    • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of number, calculation, measures and data handling within the National Curriculum for Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM097
      Core Module N
    • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (Part 2) Post Threshold (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM092
      Core Module N
    • Young Children’s Literature, Media and Culture (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM101
      Core Module N
    • Young Children’s Right and Participation (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM103
      Core Module N
    • Investigating Individual Professional Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM111
      Core Module N
    • School and Classroom Cultures (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM116
      Core Module N
    • Leading for Change (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM118
      Core Module N
    • Educational Leaderships (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM121
      Core Module N
    • Perspectives on Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM122
      Core Module N
    • Approaches to Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM123
      Core Module N
    • Developing and Supporting Others (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM124
      Core Module N
    • Professional Recognition and Scholarship (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM127
      Core Module N
    • Research and Enterprise for Enhanced Academic Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM128
      Core Module N
    • Designing for the 21st Century Learning (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM129
      Core Module N
    • Advanced Practice in Early Childhood Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM130
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Language in Use: Approaches to the Analysis of Discourse (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM133
      Core Module N
    • Approaches to Language Learning – Theory and Method (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM134
      Core Module N
    • ELT in Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM135
      Core Module N
    • Classroom Language Assessment and Test Construction (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM136
      Core Module N
    • Contemporary Issues in Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM137
      Core Module N
    • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM100
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM079
      Core Module N
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

      Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan for this course you must be studying the full 180 credits.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time:£1125 per 30 credits

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England**.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    **If you have exemptions from studying a PGCE you will not e eligible for Post graduate funding as you must be studying the full 180 Credits.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time £1,100 per 30 credits

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England**

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    **If you have exemptions from studying a PGCE you will not e eligible for Post graduate funding as you must be studying the full 180 Credits

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour