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 dissertation 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.
Unless otherwise stated, each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words. To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment.
The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.
The course can be taken full-time over one academic year, with additional seminar support. You can view an example 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.
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.