Residential Education (Fully Online) at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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The MA in Residential Education is a school-based online course for those working in or with an interest in boarding schools. It is offered in partnership with the Boarding Schools’ Association. We have students based all over the world undertaking this programme, for example, we have several members of the Australian Boarding School Association work with us each year. They are keen to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue their own area of interest while being given clear guidance in relation to the requirements of a comprehensive and challenging level 7 academic qualification. This course allows those with experience in boarding school settings, who are keen to get involved with and develop skills in research, to write about a topic of significance to them. You will complete a number of modules enabling you to develop your understanding both of the research process as well as your topic of interest. The culmination of the MA is a 12,000 to 15,000-word dissertation. You will also complete a literature review, which informs your dissertation, and you will learn about different research methods. You will be expected to read widely around the subject of Residential Education. Following this course helps to develop your critical thinking and your ability to present a written argument. Applicants may be from either state or independent boarding schools in the UK or abroad.


Entry requirements

UK degree (2.2 or above). For equivalent qualifications, contact [email protected] to confirm that your qualification meets the University entry requirements. be working in a school In addition, the candidate must have either: Route 1* – PGCE with 60 Master’s credits at level 7 from The University of Buckingham or another university (if completed within ten years of the proposed start date of the course) OR Route 2* – PGCE at level 6 or BSA Diploma (which is a helpful route into Master’s study) an additional module (a bridging unit) of study will be provided. Candidates with a degree but no Level 7 PGCE will be asked to produce a portfolio of evidence of their work of up to 7000 words (further advice will be given). *For candidates on route 1, the course duration is 1 year. For candidates on route 2, the course duration is 15 months.


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Residential Education (Fully Online) at University of Buckingham - UCAS