Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Education (Taught)

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Course summary

This master’s course will help you develop personally and professionally as an educator. You’ll be exposed to the latest educational theory and policy. This master’s programme will inform your educational practice. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Take a critical and reflective approach to diverse issues in education, such as culture, race, gender and class
  • Understand and challenge the importance of relevant theories, paradigms and concepts
  • Develop and articulate your own views on education, informed by a critical evaluation of relevant theoretical and practical perspectives
  • Adopt an autonomous approach to your learning and continuing professional development
  • Apply theoretical debates to critically evaluate professional practices and vocational contexts
  • Explore and critique educational theory, research, policy and practice
  • Select and apply appropriate research techniques and methodologies to complete a major piece of independent research
  • Practise making sound judgments and communicating or presenting your conclusions competently
You’ll tailor the course to your career needs and interests by selecting from a range of option modules. This will enable you to specialise in one of the following areas:
  • Inclusion practice
  • Leadership and management
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Creative learning
  • Coaching and mentoring
Find out more Our commitment to you We’re passionate about education. Our staff expertise enables us to provide you with the tools to enhance your working environment and teaching practice. Teaching expertise Our teaching team includes experts across a broad variety of topics. You’ll learn from staff with experience across many aspects of education, from educational philosophy to child development and language acquisition to special needs. The team also includes specialists in professional and cultural identity in education, leadership, and management in education. Shared experiences You’ll study alongside students from a range of different backgrounds and educational environments. This will give you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from each other's teaching methods. Teaching and learning This course is delivered during weekend and twilight sessions, using small group tutorials, seminars and lectures. You’ll have opportunities to participate in peer-led discussions and presentations and access to additional support on our Virtual Learning Environment. Your learning will be enhanced by visiting speakers who will share their experiences of working in the educational sector. Study support You’ll receive supportive feedback from your course team, who will provide guidance on academic writing and referencing. Whether you’re in employment, studying full or part-time or have caring responsibilities, this course has been designed flexibly to suit your needs. We have also taken care to avoid conflict with religious occasions during your timetable. Why study Education at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Learn with experts – you’ll be guided by a professionally experienced teaching team
  • Dedicated pastoral care team – you’ll be able to access support throughout your studies
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships - with schools and community organisations
  • Distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society


Core Modules:

  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree, a professional or vocational qualification in education equivalent to level 6 study, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Education at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS