The MA Education course is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. It aims to provide opportunities for engagement with key theories, concepts and ideas in education.
The structure of the course is flexible enough to meet the needs of those seeking to develop a more academic understanding of the field and those aspiring to develop their practice through critical reflection. The programme will help you to adopt best practice, promote innovation and manage change.
The varied combinations of modules available allow teachers, educators and others to critically analyse and respond to educational and social issues within the context of theory, research and practice.
Students will complete four 30 credit level taught modules and an 18,000 -20,000 word dissertation is a specialised area of their choice. Modules are organised into complementary themes.
Students will take a module for each of the themes, along with a 30 credit research methods module.
The following are examples of courses that are currently on offer:
Students should note that some modules require access to educational contexts in order to gain professional experience or enquiry and research visits that lead to the completion of assignments. In some modules, assignments are structured to enable students to complete through drawing on reflection, prior experience or literature research. These modules require students to demonstrate experience within the children's workforce. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate engaging in CPD. If fieldwork goes beyond the students workplace and involves access to children a new CRB clearance will have to be completed.
Applicants should have a good honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent.
Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.
In addition, overseas students will normally be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualification that meets the UK Border Agency requirements.
Students should note that some modules are tailored to those working in educational contexts and access to these settings will be required to inform the completion of coursework assignments. Students applying to these modules will be required to draw on past and present organisational experience. Normally this requires a minimum of two years of employment, working at a responsible/supervisory level, in an organisation.
The Education Faculty has five research centres, which provide a focus and support for the research carried out in the faculty. They are:
Students on the MA Education programme may find their work aligns with any or several of these centres, 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 – including professional, cultural and international.
A Masters in Education will allow you to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and show potential for promotion to senior leadership. For practicing teachers it can be a good way to enhance your opportunities to move beyond threshold, or simply become an ‘outstanding’ practitioner.
Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.
Student Recruitment Team
Tel: 0151 291 3111
Department: Education Studies