Education (part-time distance learning 3 years) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS

Course summary

The quality of education plays an important role in facilitating learning. As an educator, you make a difference to the community through inspiring the next generation of learners. Educators need to understand the role they play in their students' learning and know what impacts the success of their learners. Gain an insight into what affects student performance and discover ways to develop learners' reflective skills while improving your own too. A relevant, context-based course Our MA Education course allows you to personalise your studies to suit your own professional development. By linking academic theory with educational policy and your own everyday practice, you'll be equipped to make a real contribution to developments within the field of education. Critically analyse and explore the relationship between theoretical models in education and professional practice, as well as examining educational policies in a range of contexts. You'll also learn how to conduct ethical and robust educational enquiry, developing your research skills to prepare you for the next steps in your career. A tailored, student-centred approach The course takes a student-centred approach, ensuring you'll reflect on your own practice and develop expertise based on your academic interests and specific professional context. Build a critical, reflective and enquiring mindset that you'll be able to apply to any educational workplace. Study remotely through our online learning community, where you'll benefit from online discussion boards and group forums with your peers and tutors. You'll have the opportunity to share experiences, provide mutual support and gain expertise from other education professionals working in the field. A flexible course delivery Thanks to its part-time delivery, you'll have the opportunity to work through your online course materials at your own pace. Our delivery is designed to support career progression for all practising education professions, including those working overseas in international contexts. Many of the modules can also be taken separately as standalone modules, offering you opportunities in continual professional development.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed using a variety of methods to enhance the inclusivity of the learning experience. These methods include essays, reports, reflective diaries and logs, professional portfolios, oral presentations and dissemination activities. Each assignment will provide evidence of your professional learning and demonstrate the skills you've gained, including academic writing, communication and presentation skills. You'll also complete a final compulsory assessment in the form of a research project, with built-in formal and informal dissemination to your tutors and peers. After each assignment you'll receive formative and summative feedback which will encourage you to build a reflective approach towards your practice. Throughout the part-time MA Education course you'll develop a personal educational ethos, which you'll learn to analyse in relation to your own professional context. Your assignments will critically explore wider contextual factors, such as ethical, political and social implications of educational practice and research, while underpinning this with academic theory.

Entry requirements

Usually applicants will be required to hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Applicants without a degree will be required to demonstrate suitability for study at master's level. Accredited Learning will be available up to a maximum of 90 credits for relevant qualification, eg PGCE, Cert Ed, Dip Ed. Accredited Experiential Learning may be available for attaching academic credit to recognised professional training/CPD courses, eg NPQH/SL/ML, MAST. We welcome international students onto this programme.

English language requirements

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no component below 5.5 (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International qualifications in place of IELTS. To find details of acceptable tests and the required grades, please visit our English Language Requirements pages:

Fees and funding

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Education (part-time distance learning 3 years) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS