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MA Education Cohort Applicants

We welcome approaches from educational organisations looking for a bespoke programme for their staff. Our staff will deliver the modules on your premises or in a local community setting, usually for groups of 12 or more. Sessions can be scheduled to suit group members and may take place during twilight sessions after school, on inset or holiday days, or at weekends.

A key part of MA Education is enhancing individual and organisational capacity for systematic inquiry. The core Practice-Based Inquiry module is designed to help you develop the confidence and skills to embed inquiry in your everyday practice as an educator.

You will complete a 60-credit dissertation and choose 90-credits of optional modules. Cohorts may all take the same modules or follow an individual route. You may, for example, wish to investigate presenting issues in your classrooms such as how to engage individual or groups of students in a particular set of tasks, or the wider institution such as listening to student and parent voices.

Whole cohort

This route is aimed at a coherent group of staff such as middle leaders, pastoral and integrated services staff who would follow a specific sequence of modules. All students begin with the Practice-Based Inquiry module. From this point, you can follow a course of study together, for example, staff interested in leadership and management might choose the following modules:

Example whole cohort route
ModuleCredits
Core
Practice-Based Inquiry 30 
Dissertation 60
Optional
Leading Learning 30 
Issues in Educational Leadership 30 
Changing Classrooms: Policy, Research and Practice 30 
Total 180

Individual cohort with specific choice

If the cohort is more diverse and has a range of professional interests and needs, then individuals may diversify following one or two shared modules, for example, a SENCO or school counsellor may choose modules with a human relations focus.

Example individual cohort with specific focus route
ModuleCredits 
Core
Practice-Based Inquiry   30
Dissertation 60
Optional
Issues in Educational Leadership  30
The Social Contexts of Educational Technology  30
Relationships and Behaviour  30
Total 180

In this example, the whole staff modules will be taught on your premises at a mutually convenient time. Staff who choose individual modules will attend scheduled classes at the University of Nottingham during twilight sessions, at weekends or through summer school, depending on module availability and choice.

All students will have access to full University facilities and academic tutors to support their learning. If you wish to discuss a cohort application, please contact the Course Leader.

How long does the course take?

This course can be completed over two years part-time/via summer school plus an eight-month dissertation. You will typically complete two modules in year one and two modules in year two. Your dissertation will usually take a further eight months. You can study one module via summer school in each year.

 

 

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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