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Course summary

Take an indepth look at education research, policy and practice on this master’s, which is offered on a highly flexible basis. If you are looking to study education at master’s level, then this course enables you to learn in a way that fits with your own work priorities and commitments. You can choose from four different study pathways to focus your learning where you want to develop. We offer flexible study options so that you can choose your way of studying and work at your own pace around your professional commitments. Whether you are working as a teacher, lecturer, trainer, educational leader, manager or administrator – or aspiring to a career in education – this course will give you a significant insight into the latest trends and leading-edge research, and how those impact on policy and practice. You will learn how to undertake and use educational research, and to reflect on your own practice, using your knowledge of the latest educational trends and developments, to inform and enhance the way you work. We also offer the option of studying towards the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates as part of our education master's. This will enhance your career options further and improve your International Baccalaureate programme expertise, if you take this route. You will leave this course with:

  • knowledge of research-informed practice, trends and the latest developments in education
  • a greater understanding of current educational issues to enhance your own professional practice
  • improved research, analysis and critical thinking skills
  • experience of undertaking a small-scale research project in your own professional context
  • the skills and knowledge to able to make an enhanced contribution to policy and practice in education
The qualification you receive will help to enhance your career opportunities. The international education sector increasingly requires master’s-level qualifications for promoted posts. The International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates will increase your career options further. This course is ideal if you wish to progress your career within an educational organisation. Many of our graduates have gone on to be leaders and managers in education. Others have used the course to embark on successful careers in teaching, lecturing or administration. Bath graduates have gone on to work as (or been promoted to):
  • teachers, leaders and administrators in schools around the world (national and international schools)
  • principals/vice principals (national and international schools)
  • academics and administrators in higher education
  • education roles in non government organisations
  • education roles in local and national government
  • roles in national and international education organisations including learning companies and awarding organisations
This degree will also prepare you for further study at doctoral level PhD or Doctor of Education (EdD).

Modules

Compulsory unit group 1

  • Dissertation
  • Research methods in education
Compulsory unit group 2 You must complete at least 2 and no more than 3 units from:
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum studies
  • Education in an international context
  • Educational enquiry 1
  • Leading and managing educational innovation
  • Leading and managing schools and colleges
  • Technologies for learning
  • Educational enquiry (six credit)
Compulsory unit group 3 You must complete at least 1 and no more than 2 units from:
  • Education and society
- Understanding learners and learning

Assessment method

Learning Lectures Online resources Practical sessions Seminars Tutorials Workshops Assessment Coursework Essay Online web-forum contributions Policy evidence and data review Presentations Seminar


Entry requirements

a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above or a degree that is not a 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) plus at least 2 years relevant experience in a relevant field or sector or a teaching qualification (gained after at least the equivalent of 2 satisfactory years of higher education) plus at least 2 years of relevant experience in a relevant field or sector. The minimum non-graduate qualifications acceptable for admissions are: an advanced diploma in education and at least 2 years of relevant experience or a teaching qualification (gained after at least the equivalent of 2 satisfactory years of higher education) and at least 2 years of relevant experience. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree (for example, professional experience in education). If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/
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