The taught element of this course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. There is then an eight-month disseration period.
The MA comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points.
Each of the modules has a contact time of 30 hours. In addition, there will be 270 hours private study, assignment preparation and tutorial support. The module assignments have been designed to increase skills and criticality (incrementally). View our recommended reading list.
The course can be taken full-time over one academic year, with additional seminar support. You can view a sample timetable but please note this is subject to change.
The course can be taken part-time in Education Summer School only, with additional virtual learning support. Up to two modules will be studied each year.
Schools/groups of schools may negotiate sequence, timings and locations for the delivery of the modules, which may be provided off-site. A minimum number of participants is required for this route. Schools or groups of schools who are interested in this should contact the course leader directly.
The pattern of attendance for those wishing to study via this route is subject to negotiation and agreement with schools. Teaching may take place in schools, the University or a mixture of both in the evenings, during the day, weekends or in intensive blocks during school holidays.
You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent.
Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis.
If your first language is not English, you must achieve either:
- an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element
- a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham
*Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course.
How to apply
Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies:
|Mode of study ||students ||Start date ||Application deadline |
||Home/EU and international
||26 September 2016
||1 September 2016 (international students must apply by 11 August 2016)
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information.