The Pedagogy block is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The block aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the key theories, concepts and ideas in education.
This block is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.
By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile.
Our Pedagogy block must be combined with one of the following blocks and indicated on your application form.
*Please note, Education and International Education are not available to study as a combined subject with Pedagogy
The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits, including a 60 credit dissertation. The following modules are studied as part of the Pedagogy curriculum. The remaining credits should be made up from your other subject specialism.
This module aims to develop participants’ understanding of a range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies which promote learners’ progress in order that all can achieve their full potential. They will be helped to develop self-direction and originality in problem-solving in relation to the module content, and act autonomously in planning and implementing change in their educational setting, taking account of current thinking and literature in related areas.
This module aims to support development of subject knowledge in the participant’s subject discipline or age phase specialism. It is focused on contribution to curriculum development within the educational setting. Participants will be guided in critiquing a range of guidance and policy documents relevant to practice with a view to identifying the key concepts and perspectives on which they are based and how they relate to and influence practice.
Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.
Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this also we accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.
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Research in the Faculty of Education is organised around two Research centres and forums:
Students taking a Masters in the Faculty of Education 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.
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2019/20 are:
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.
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 adults' 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.