Education (Online) at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA Education offered by Birmingham Newman University is designed for teachers, lecturers and other professionals who work in educational and allied settings. It affords professionals the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and to develop their knowledge and understanding in education. This MA Education course is run online, with optional on-campus activities. If you are looking for our on campus MA Education, please click here. Depending on which modules you choose and the focus of your dissertation or research project, you can be awarded either an MA in Education, or an MA in Education with one of the following named awards:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Leadership and Management
  • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Safeguarding
  • Social Justice (modules available to choose from September 2024)
If you have already studied at Masters’ level before (e.g. PGCert, or an NPQ), you may be able to apply for your credits to be recognised towards your MA qualification through the university’s RPcL process. You might also be able to apply for recognition of your experiential learning through the university’s RPeL process. Please speak to the programme leader to discuss these. Course Content The MA Education at Birmingham Newman University is designed around you. Modules are offered in each of the named award areas above, giving you the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and professional enquiry into specialist areas. We also offer a negotiated module and a specialist module. These modules are unique in their approach, as they are delivered through individual tutorials around your chosen specialist area. The course promotes critical engagement in a range of contemporary issues pertinent to specific interests and needs and you are encouraged to explore your own personal and professional interests and expertise. If you wish to progress your studies even further then the course provides an appropriate academic platform for progression to PhD/EdD study. The dissertation / research design module offers you the option to either present a research project in the traditional way, or by completing a 50% dissertation and a 50% resource.

Assessment method

Assessments are varied on the programme, with modules offer different means of assessment formats including portfolios, presentations, written reports and essays, work-based studies and practical tasks. The course will recognise your needs as a learner and develop independent study skills that are transferable to a range of learning situations and assessment tasks.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (normally a minimum 2.2) from a UK university. Consideration will be given to UK students with lower-level qualifications (e.g. a 3rd class degree or non-honours degree) who have a relevant range of professional experience. Professional experience will be considered by the programme leader in conjunction with the quality office.  Students may also transfer up to 90 level 7 credits via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7800 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7800 Whole course
Scotland £7800 Whole course
Wales £7800 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education (Online) at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS