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Education & Subject Specialism (MA)

Duration: 27 months (part-time)

Overview

* This course qualifies for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

The MA Education & Subject programme is an innovative Masters level education programme, which is designed to enhance the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge of practising teachers, educators and others who have an interest in education. 

Subject combinations available:-

  • MA Education and Biology


Students have the possibility of taking the courses at the evening or at the weekend (subject to demand).

The programme will provide participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practise, by discovering the new skills that can be gained from studying their subject specialism to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of contemporary education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

Those who study on this programme, will be exposed to subject specific research informed teaching delivered by specialists in their field. Students who complete the course will attain a unique insight into contemporary thinking in their field and also in the field of learning and teaching.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international 

 

Curriculum

This programme is delivered in two components; an education component and a subject specific component. The education component runs in parallel with subject specific study and comprises 50% of the course.

Of a total of 180 credits of Masters level study, 60 Credits will come from the education component and 60 credits will come from the subject component. The final 60 credits will come from a dissertation phase, which will allow the student fuse the two areas of study by way of a education inspired research.

Education in Action block

The 60 Credit Education component, falls into four 15 credit modules following two themes. These are:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment
This theme of study aims to update the pedagogical knowledge of practising teachers, but also to introduce them to new and contemporary thinking in learning and teaching research. Starting from the eminent education researchers of the past, this module traverses the fundamental theory which underpins contemporary education and attempts to provide students with the critical skills necessary to understand and implement the best practises at the modern teachers' disposal.

Curriculum, Theory and Development
The theme of curriculum is explored in these modules and the notion of curriculum is challenged in the context of social, cultural and technological drivers of curriculum change. Students will engage with the process of curriculum development and will gain new insights in the nature of curriculum on the local and global stage. This theme of study aims to give teachers the insight necessary to influence their own curriculum and how their subject is placed in the modern educational landscape.

For details of the curriculum specific to your subject, please visit the relevant course pages.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Teaching & Research

Research in the Faculty of Education is organised around two centres and research fora / groups: 

  • Centre for Culture and Disability Studies
  • Centre for Educational Policy Analysis
  • Childhood Research Forum
  • Forum for Research and Enquiry in Teacher Education

Students taking a Masters in the Education Faculty may find their work aligns with any or several of these groups, as the award is designed to allow individuals to study areas of education and teaching and learning in a wide variety of settings and contexts.

Employability

You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate adult's and children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.

Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.


Overview

* This course qualifies for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

The MA Education & Subject programme is an innovative Masters level education programme, which is designed to enhance the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge of practising teachers, educators and others who have an interest in education. 

Subject combinations available:-

  • MA Education and Biology


Students have the possibility of taking the courses at the evening or at the weekend (subject to demand).

The programme will provide participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practise, by discovering the new skills that can be gained from studying their subject specialism to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of contemporary education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

Those who study on this programme, will be exposed to subject specific research informed teaching delivered by specialists in their field. Students who complete the course will attain a unique insight into contemporary thinking in their field and also in the field of learning and teaching.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international 

 

Curriculum

This programme is delivered in two components; an education component and a subject specific component. The education component runs in parallel with subject specific study and comprises 50% of the course.

Of a total of 180 credits of Masters level study, 60 Credits will come from the education component and 60 credits will come from the subject component. The final 60 credits will come from a dissertation phase, which will allow the student fuse the two areas of study by way of a education inspired research.

Education in Action block

The 60 Credit Education component, falls into four 15 credit modules following two themes. These are:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment
This theme of study aims to update the pedagogical knowledge of practising teachers, but also to introduce them to new and contemporary thinking in learning and teaching research. Starting from the eminent education researchers of the past, this module traverses the fundamental theory which underpins contemporary education and attempts to provide students with the critical skills necessary to understand and implement the best practises at the modern teachers' disposal.

Curriculum, Theory and Development
The theme of curriculum is explored in these modules and the notion of curriculum is challenged in the context of social, cultural and technological drivers of curriculum change. Students will engage with the process of curriculum development and will gain new insights in the nature of curriculum on the local and global stage. This theme of study aims to give teachers the insight necessary to influence their own curriculum and how their subject is placed in the modern educational landscape.

For details of the curriculum specific to your subject, please visit the relevant course pages.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Teaching & Research

Research in the Faculty of Education is organised around two centres and research fora / groups: 

  • Centre for Culture and Disability Studies
  • Centre for Educational Policy Analysis
  • Childhood Research Forum
  • Forum for Research and Enquiry in Teacher Education

Students taking a Masters in the Education Faculty may find their work aligns with any or several of these groups, as the award is designed to allow individuals to study areas of education and teaching and learning in a wide variety of settings and contexts.

Employability

You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate adult's and children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.

Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.


Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment 

t: 0151 291 3111

e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Education Studies

t: +44 (0) 151 291 3410

e: educationpgt@hope.ac.uk

Start date: September & January

How to Apply