Advanced Mentoring & Coaching (Interdisciplinary Studies)(MA)Duration: 12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)|Hope Park|Start month: January (full-time & part-time, check subjects*) & October (full-time only)
About the Course
UK applicants only
This is a combined course, please choose a subject from the list below.
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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. This block is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Master’s provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.
The delivery pattern of the MA programme is flexible to suit the needs of our students. Normally our classes run in the evenings and/or some Saturdays. The number of evenings/weekends you attend will depend on whether you choose to study the course full time or part time.
The combined MA is a 180-credit course of which this block forms 60 credits. Please choose one other 60-credit block subject from the list indicated below (the third 60 credits will be the dissertation phase). Please note each block is made up of two 30-credit modules.
Our Advanced Mentoring and Coaching block must be combined with one of the following blocks and indicated on the application form:
• Developmental Psychology
• Disability Studies
• Early Career Teacher
• Early Childhood
• Education Leadership and Management
• Special Educational Needs
• Special Educational Needs Coordinator [SENCo]
• Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
The full Master’s award requires you to gain 180 credits. You will complete another 60-credit block* and a 60-credit dissertation. The following modules are studied as part of the 60-credit Advanced Mentoring and Coaching block.
Principles and Practice of Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits)
Consideration of the current policy discourse around mentoring and coaching.
• Critical consideration of the skills and qualities required for mentoring and coaching a colleague.
• Exploring interpersonal relationships and communication skills in the mentoring and coaching (or training) dynamic, in order to develop the learning conversation.
• Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching process.
• Evaluating best practice in the mentoring, coaching process using a range of settings.
Theory and Research in Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits)
• Consideration of the current research and policies concerning mentoring and coaching.
• Critical consideration of the key concepts and principles required for effective mentoring and coaching.
• Reflection on the importance of context and relationships within effective coaching and mentoring processes.
• Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching processes.
Dissertation (60 credits)
The Dissertation component of your degree is not only very important, it is often both the most challenging and the most enjoyable. It is where you consolidate your knowledge of the two discipline areas and use it to design, generate and report on a research project. Research capability is also one of the most valuable and transferable skills for further study and career advancement. Research is the way in which we discover more about the world in order to understand or change it, and is critically important for Master’s level study. The taught components and recommended readings introduce you to the principles and practicalities of research, which will enable you to engage with other people's research in a sophisticated way and prepare you to develop your own research project. You will conduct your investigation, under the guidance of a supervisor.
* For course details for the other 60-credit block/s please follow the links to the individual blocks on the overview page of this course.
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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), but have appropriate professional experience, may be considered).
Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own for purposes such as undertaking data collection for your research.
Applicants must hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or Early Years Teacher Status, or equivalent.
Participants must be either actively mentoring when they start the course or be about to start mentoring.
International Entry Requirements
This course is open to international students if they work as a mentor in schools and hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
Teaching and Research
Research at Liverpool Hope is organised around several Research centres and forums. Of particular interest to students studying the MA will be the following
Students taking a Master’s 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.
UK/EU Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2022/23 are £5,200
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
You will be able to structure your award to benefit 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 qualified teachers, this course will enhance professional practice/opportunities.
Students completing the MA may also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD).
Please note - this course does not offer you a teaching qualification to teach in British schools.