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.

Course content

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

For information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning please contact:

Dr Sue Bentham, Programme Coordinator: email s.bentham@chi.ac.uk or telephone 01243 812162

Administrative Assistant: medu@chi.ac.uk or telephone 01243 812045

How do I apply?

Bognor Regis Campus
Start Date: Tuesday, 7th February 2017, 5.30 – 8.00pm

  • Emotional Aspects of Learning
  • Independent Study
  • Critiquing the Effect of Workplace Learning (enables you to accredit informal workplace learning that you may be undertaking in your work setting)

Contact us

Email:MEdu@chi.ac.uk
Telephone: 01243 812045

Fees

2016/17: £675 per 30 credit module

(10% alumni discount for students applying within five years of completion of an undergraduate course at the University of Chichester)

April 2016 update: Government announcements have stated that students who are beginning their postgraduate study are eligible for a postgraduate loan. Conditions apply. Further information is available from HEP Services.

Closing date for applications

Semester 2: 27 January 2017