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Faculty of Education

Masters in Education

Our taught Masters courses offer students choice and flexibility, and the opportunity to study in a vibrant, supportive academic environment. Our postgraduate taught courses are underpinned by the research and scholarly activity which takes place at Liverpool Hope and teaching is driven by staff expertise. Please use the Course Finder to view the range of Masters courses available by selecting 'Education' in the 'Study by Topic' section.

Focused Masters programmes:

MA Disability Studies
MA Education
MA International Education
MA Special Educational Needs
 

Interdisciplinary Masters programmes:

You can choose from any two of the permitted combinations of 60-credit 'Blocks' of provision:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Disability Studies 
  • Early Childhood
  • Education (either Education Theory or Education in Action)
  • Education Leadership and Management
  • International Education
  • Mathematics Education 
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Religious Education
  • Special Educational Needs 

After completion of both Blocks and 120 credits has been successfully gained, then students will begin the research phase. Whereby they will study a Research Methods module and then embark on a Dissertation that synthesises the two Blocks that they have studied. 

There are some barred combinations and these include:

  • Disability Studies and SEN
  • Education Theory and Developmental Psychology
  • Education Theory and Education in Action
  • Education Theory and Philosophy of Education

If you wish to take the Interdisciplinary Masters programme as a full-time student then the following combinations are barred due to timetabling issues:

  • Developmental Psychology and Disability Studies
  • Disability Studies and Education Leadership and Management
  • Disability Studies and Education Theory
  • Early Childhood and Education in Action
  • Early Childhood and SEN
  • SEN and Education Theory

These combinations are available to part-time students.

Download a Full List of Combinations for the Interdisciplinary Masters that students can choose from.

Download Module information for new Masters Provision for each 60-credit Block. 


Subject Specialism Masters programmes:

Education (Subject Specialisms) MA 
Education & Biology MA
Education & English Language MA 
Education & English Literature MA 
Education & Geography MA 
Education & Music MA 

 

Further information:

If you are interested in the postgraduate taught programmes that we have on offer, please contact the Faculty of Education:
T: 0151 291 3410
E: educationpgt@hope.ac.uk

If you wish to apply then please see the How to Apply pages to download an application pack.

 

EdD Doctorate

Educational Doctorate

Overview

The Doctor of Education (EdD) has been specifically designed to meet the needs of educational professionals in teaching, management or administration in a range of sectors. Students recruited to the programme come from occupations such as teaching, advisory roles, police work, social work and in the health sector, and often but not always hold senior positions. Common to them all is a desire to pursue an area of research related to and drawing on their professional work, and with the aim of creating new knowledge, applications and understanding that will bring both personal benefits and for the wider professional community.

There is a strong emphasis on individualised learning and personal critical reflection related to professional identities, values and contexts. The programme provides a structured environment in which students engage at an advanced level with a range of academic and professional issues relevant to their own practice. The learning and teaching strategy seeks to develop the three key skills of independent learning, independent research, and sustained critical and self-reflexive analysis integrating academic and professional considerations.

The programme is divided into two parts. In the first of these, students undertake three ‘strands’ of taught study (equalling 40 credits each). This is followed by the writing of a substantial research proposal (60 credits), which forms a good foundation for the supervised thesis in part 2, on a research question broadly related to professional practice.

For further information about Curriculum and Entry Requirements please visit the Educational Doctorate (EdD) course pages.

 

Course Contact Details:

Dr Jane Moore

Director of EdD
Head of School of Teacher Education 

E:  moorej@hope.ac.uk

T:  0151 291 2116

 

 

 

Professional Masters

Masters (MA) and Masters of Education (MEd) in Professional Practice

‘Vocation, Professionalism, Impact’

The MA/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme which enables education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters level study which is clearly linked to developing professional practice in the classroom, your school and other relevant settings and to support you in your journey as an educator.

The programme has been designed to be an integral part of the professional learning journey of practicing teachers. It will focus professionally in a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas, allowing participants to study themed modules suited to their own development, all of which may be taken in a flexible nature as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

The MA and the MEd is to be taken as part-time study, over three years, in order to fit in with your professional practice as an educator.

In Year 1 you must complete compulsory modules on Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Curriculum Theory and Design (4 x 15 credit modules). *

In Year 2, if you are a Newly Qualified or Recently Qualified Teacher, you must take Researching Practice (30 credits) and Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers (30 credits). Otherwise you would take Researching Practice (30 credits) and an elective module (30 credits), from any of the following: Coaching, Mentoring and Training in Education; Aspiring Subject Leaders; Disability and Professional Practice; or Education Leadership and Management - Perspectives on Leadership.

In Year 3 you can decide which award you would like to take, either the MA in Professional Practice or the MEd in Professional Practice. If you wish to take the MA then you would complete a Research Methods module and a dissertation. If you opted for the MEd then you would complete 60 credits of learning from one of the following blocks: Developmental Psychology; Early Childhood; Education Theory; Philosophy of Education; Disability Studies; Special Educational Needs; Religious Education; or Education Leadership and Management.

* Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - Students can potentially transfer up to a maximum of 60 credits to this programme from another, such as a recent PGCE for example.

 Please view our Professional Masters Opportunities Booklet for further information.

 

Further information:
For those interested in exploring the MA / MEd in Professional Practice opportunities or for information on any standalone CPD Modules please contact the CPD Team in the first instance: 

E (for MA/MEd or CPD opportunities): cpd@hope.ac.uk
E (for queries relating to NQT/RQT): nqt@hope.ac.uk 

T: 0151 291 3061

Masters Bursaries

Postgraduate Masters Bursaries for Home and EU students 2015/16

Liverpool Hope offers bursaries as a reward for academic excellence. 

Bursaries for graduates

  • £500 for students with a First or 2:1 in their undergraduate degree

 

Postgraduate Masters Bursaries for International students 2015/16

Liverpool Hope also offer postgraduate scholarships for international students - please visit the Postgraduate Scholarships section of the website for further information.

Masters in Education

Our taught Masters courses offer students choice and flexibility, and the opportunity to study in a vibrant, supportive academic environment. Our postgraduate taught courses are underpinned by the research and scholarly activity which takes place at Liverpool Hope and teaching is driven by staff expertise. Please use the Course Finder to view the range of Masters courses available by selecting 'Education' in the 'Study by Topic' section.

Focused Masters programmes:

MA Disability Studies
MA Education
MA International Education
MA Special Educational Needs
 

Interdisciplinary Masters programmes:

You can choose from any two of the permitted combinations of 60-credit 'Blocks' of provision:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Disability Studies 
  • Early Childhood
  • Education (either Education Theory or Education in Action)
  • Education Leadership and Management
  • International Education
  • Mathematics Education 
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Religious Education
  • Special Educational Needs 

After completion of both Blocks and 120 credits has been successfully gained, then students will begin the research phase. Whereby they will study a Research Methods module and then embark on a Dissertation that synthesises the two Blocks that they have studied. 

There are some barred combinations and these include:

  • Disability Studies and SEN
  • Education Theory and Developmental Psychology
  • Education Theory and Education in Action
  • Education Theory and Philosophy of Education

If you wish to take the Interdisciplinary Masters programme as a full-time student then the following combinations are barred due to timetabling issues:

  • Developmental Psychology and Disability Studies
  • Disability Studies and Education Leadership and Management
  • Disability Studies and Education Theory
  • Early Childhood and Education in Action
  • Early Childhood and SEN
  • SEN and Education Theory

These combinations are available to part-time students.

Download a Full List of Combinations for the Interdisciplinary Masters that students can choose from.

Download Module information for new Masters Provision for each 60-credit Block. 


Subject Specialism Masters programmes:

Education (Subject Specialisms) MA 
Education & Biology MA
Education & English Language MA 
Education & English Literature MA 
Education & Geography MA 
Education & Music MA 

 

Further information:

If you are interested in the postgraduate taught programmes that we have on offer, please contact the Faculty of Education:
T: 0151 291 3410
E: educationpgt@hope.ac.uk

If you wish to apply then please see the How to Apply pages to download an application pack.

 

EdD Doctorate

Educational Doctorate

Overview

The Doctor of Education (EdD) has been specifically designed to meet the needs of educational professionals in teaching, management or administration in a range of sectors. Students recruited to the programme come from occupations such as teaching, advisory roles, police work, social work and in the health sector, and often but not always hold senior positions. Common to them all is a desire to pursue an area of research related to and drawing on their professional work, and with the aim of creating new knowledge, applications and understanding that will bring both personal benefits and for the wider professional community.

There is a strong emphasis on individualised learning and personal critical reflection related to professional identities, values and contexts. The programme provides a structured environment in which students engage at an advanced level with a range of academic and professional issues relevant to their own practice. The learning and teaching strategy seeks to develop the three key skills of independent learning, independent research, and sustained critical and self-reflexive analysis integrating academic and professional considerations.

The programme is divided into two parts. In the first of these, students undertake three ‘strands’ of taught study (equalling 40 credits each). This is followed by the writing of a substantial research proposal (60 credits), which forms a good foundation for the supervised thesis in part 2, on a research question broadly related to professional practice.

For further information about Curriculum and Entry Requirements please visit the Educational Doctorate (EdD) course pages.

 

Course Contact Details:

Dr Jane Moore

Director of EdD
Head of School of Teacher Education 

E:  moorej@hope.ac.uk

T:  0151 291 2116

 

 

 

Professional Masters

Masters (MA) and Masters of Education (MEd) in Professional Practice

‘Vocation, Professionalism, Impact’

The MA/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme which enables education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters level study which is clearly linked to developing professional practice in the classroom, your school and other relevant settings and to support you in your journey as an educator.

The programme has been designed to be an integral part of the professional learning journey of practicing teachers. It will focus professionally in a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas, allowing participants to study themed modules suited to their own development, all of which may be taken in a flexible nature as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

The MA and the MEd is to be taken as part-time study, over three years, in order to fit in with your professional practice as an educator.

In Year 1 you must complete compulsory modules on Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Curriculum Theory and Design (4 x 15 credit modules). *

In Year 2, if you are a Newly Qualified or Recently Qualified Teacher, you must take Researching Practice (30 credits) and Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers (30 credits). Otherwise you would take Researching Practice (30 credits) and an elective module (30 credits), from any of the following: Coaching, Mentoring and Training in Education; Aspiring Subject Leaders; Disability and Professional Practice; or Education Leadership and Management - Perspectives on Leadership.

In Year 3 you can decide which award you would like to take, either the MA in Professional Practice or the MEd in Professional Practice. If you wish to take the MA then you would complete a Research Methods module and a dissertation. If you opted for the MEd then you would complete 60 credits of learning from one of the following blocks: Developmental Psychology; Early Childhood; Education Theory; Philosophy of Education; Disability Studies; Special Educational Needs; Religious Education; or Education Leadership and Management.

* Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - Students can potentially transfer up to a maximum of 60 credits to this programme from another, such as a recent PGCE for example.

 Please view our Professional Masters Opportunities Booklet for further information.

 

Further information:
For those interested in exploring the MA / MEd in Professional Practice opportunities or for information on any standalone CPD Modules please contact the CPD Team in the first instance: 

E (for MA/MEd or CPD opportunities): cpd@hope.ac.uk
E (for queries relating to NQT/RQT): nqt@hope.ac.uk 

T: 0151 291 3061

Masters Bursaries

Postgraduate Masters Bursaries for Home and EU students 2015/16

Liverpool Hope offers bursaries as a reward for academic excellence. 

Bursaries for graduates

  • £500 for students with a First or 2:1 in their undergraduate degree

 

Postgraduate Masters Bursaries for International students 2015/16

Liverpool Hope also offer postgraduate scholarships for international students - please visit the Postgraduate Scholarships section of the website for further information.