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MA Education (MA Ed)

The part-time MA Education is an innovative and flexible programme that combines professional relevance with contemporary needs and interests of teachers and others working in education settings.  The programme creates a supportive reflective space for professionals to evaluate how their study impacts on practice and student learning outcomes.

It is designed to enable you to align your Masters study with existing school based professional learning projects and/or school improvement plans.

Course content

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

  • Taught course over 2 years, plus dissertation
  • Flexible, modular programme
  • Two entry points (September and February)
  • Part-time study, evening and Saturday sessions
  • All education and related professional applicants welcome
  • Variety of modules
  • Opportunity to follow your personal area of interest, including the chance to select relevant modules from other Masters (Level 7) programmes within the Institute of Education

The MA(Ed) programme supports the development of a high status, world leading teaching profession by focusing on advanced subject knowledge and understanding of how to best utilise evidence-based practice in order to unlock the
potential of all learners.

Typically you will study part time, taking four modules over two years, plus your dissertation over a third year.

The MA(Ed) is made up of four 30 credit modules and a dissertation (split into two, 30 credit modules).

 

Module 1
30 M level credits
Module 2 
30 M level credits
= Postgraduate Certification in Professional Practice 60 credits
  +      
Module 3
30 M level credits
Module 4
30 M level credits
= Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice 120 credits
  +      
Dissertation, part 1
30 M level credits
Dissertation, part 2 
30 M level credits
= MA Education 180 credits

Each module is formed of small group seminars and one Saturday Workshop, held at Bognor Regis campus.

How do I achieve a MA (Education)?

One content module will be available per semester.  MA(Ed) modules include: Effective Pedagogy; Emotional Aspects of Learning; and Leading Learning.

The Critiquing the Effect of Workplace Learning module enables you to accredit informal workplace learning that you may be undertaking in your work setting.

Our MA(Ed) programme provides the opportunity to follow your own particular area of interest throughout every module, for example a specific focus on maths subject knowledge; SEND; or management. 

You will be encouraged and supported to ensure that the practitioner research you undertake during your study reflects your chosen focus, thus the programme is both specialised and personalised.  Although this will not lead to a named specialist award, your modules will be shown on your academic transcript.

You are also able to select modules from other Masters programmes within the Institute of Education at the University of Chichester, for example MA in Inclusive Special Education.

Our facilities

Our facilities content

You will study for your MA at our Bognor Regis campus.

Over the past few years, we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree.  We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. 

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our brand new award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. 

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

The campus also offers purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms.

Indicative modules

SEMESTER 1 - September 2017

 All modules will be held at the Bognor Regis campus

(All sessions 5.30 - 8.00pm, excluding Saturday Forum)

Modules on offer for Semester 1 for New Students and Continuing Students

  • Leading Learning – start date:  Tuesday 19 September
  • Independent Study – start date:  to be arranged with individual tutor
  • Critiquing the effect of Workplace Learning – start date: Tuesday 26 September

Semester 1 closing date for applications:  Friday, 8 September 2017

Modules on offer for Semester 1 for Continuing Students only

  • Independent Study (Preparing for the Dissertation) – start date: Tuesday 12 September
  • Dissertation Part 1 (Planning and Developing the Research Project) – start date: Tuesday 12 September
  • Dissertation Part 2 (The Research Project: Evaluation and Dissemination) –start date: Tuesday 19 September

Modules on offer for Semester 2

Start date: Tuesday 6th February 2018, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

  • Effective Pedagogy – start date: Tuesday 6 February
  • Independent Study – start date: to be arranged with individual tutor
  • Critiquing the Effect of Workplace Learning – start date: Tuesday 6 February

Modules on offer for Semester 2 for Continuing Students only

  • Independent Study – Preparing for the Dissertation – start date: Tuesday 6 February
  • Dissertation Part 1 – Planning and Developing the Research Project – start date: Tuesday 30 January
  • Dissertation Part 2 – The Research Project: Evaluation and Dissemination – start date: Tuesday 23 January 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Two years (four semesters) at the rate of one module per semester, plus a further year (two semesters) for the dissertation (parts 1 and 2).  We appreciate that circumstances can change and part-time students are helped by having flexible study arrangements.  To that end, we permit you to intermit from the programme for a maximum of 2 years over the whole programme, provided that you return and complete the degree within 6 years.

A module is a unit of up to 24 hours taught/face-to-face delivery, typically over one semester with its own discrete assessment and carrying 30 M level credits.  Each module is formed of small group seminars and one Saturday Workshop, held at Bognor Regis campus.  Sessions will normally be delivered between 5.30 – 8.00 pm, but times may vary.

 Assessment

The MA (Education) programme draws on a range of assessment methods including video diaries; practitioner research projects; 6,000 word essays; and presentations.  

To gain a MA (Education), you will need to complete four modules and the dissertation parts 1 & 2 (4 x 30) + 60 = 180 credits.

It is your right to exit the programme at any time.  After successful completion of two modules you would be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice and after four modules you would be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs

How do I apply?

Download an application form

Complete the form and send it to:

Admissions Office
University of Chichester
College Lane
Chichester
PO19 4PL

Recognition of Prior Learning

For information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning please contact:

Dr Sue Bentham, Programme Coordinator
s.bentham@chi.ac.uk 
01243 812162

Administrative Assistant
medu@chi.ac.uk
01243 812045

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Course length

Part Time