Education at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Course Overview Our MA Education is a flexible course for anyone interested in critically exploring contemporary education. We offer full-time and part-time routes, as well as an offsite provision so you can study at a place and pace that suits you. From early years practitioners, teachers and leaders in education, to local authority, health services and aspiring researchers, our course appeals to a variety of backgrounds and professions. You will be joining a diverse and thriving community of postgraduate students from the UK and across the world. You’ll examine key concepts, global issues and debates in education, from performance measurement to the purposes of education. Explore national and international policy, and consider the impact of social inequalities, and the role of politics in education. We aim to empower you to approach your own research with confidence. You’ll extend your understanding of research techniques, including empirical and desk-based projects, to prepare you for completing your own dissertation. Throughout the project, you will have access to support from active researchers in our internationally renowned Educational and Social Research Institute (ESRI). We’ve designed this postgraduate course to allow you to specialise and focus on areas of education that interest you. You can specialise by choosing an option unit based on work by world-class researchers in the Faculty of Health and Education. Your option units may include topics such as literacy and language, educational philosophy, learning in informal settings, or international perspectives in education. When you graduate, you’ll achieve a masters degree that highlights areas of your personal and professional interest. Features and Benefits

  • World-class research informed teaching - Experience courses planned and delivered by our world-leading Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Work closely with expert researchers as part of your dissertation to help you shape and carry out your own research project.
  • Offsite offering - Within our part-time route we offer two core modules for offsite teaching. You’ll have the opportunity to learn at your place of employment under the guidance of our university tutor.
  • National Professional Qualification - If you have a National Professional Qualification, you can apply for the learning to be recognised as a contribution towards your masters and reduce the number of taught units you need to complete.
  • Expert dissertation support - You can work closely with expert researchers from ESRI as part of your dissertation to help you shape and carry out your own research project. Expertise spans areas such as early childhood, literacy, STEM, and global educational trends.
  • Join a diverse postgraduate community - You’ll become a part of a thriving community of postgraduate learners from a variety of professional backgrounds in the UK and across the world. This network helps to enhance your learning experience and further support you through your studies.
  • Flexible structure – Study either part-time or full-time so that you can fit your masters around your varying commitments.
  • Opportunity to specialise – Choose option units and coursework topics to reflect your personal and professional interest. Specialise your studies to discover education in an ever-changing world.
  • Study in a thriving education city – With a diverse and energetic scene, Manchester is one of the UK’s largest and most popular student cities. Our University shares the city’s strong national and international education links which can support and enhance your learning.

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Education at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS