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PEDAGOGY (INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES) (MA)

Duration: 12 months(full-time); 27 months(part-time)|Hope Park|Start month: January & October
International students can apply
Overview
Curriculum
Entry Requirements
Teaching & Research
Careers
Finance

ABOUT THE COURSE

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 any one the following blocks:

*Please note, Education and International Education are not available to study as a combined subject with Pedagogy

Curriculum Overview

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.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (30 credits)

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.

Curriculum Theory & Development (30 credits)

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.

 

Entry Requirements

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.

International Entry Requirements

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages

Teaching and Research

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.

UK/EU TUITION FEES

Tuitition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:

£5,200 

 

FUNDING

We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.

INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES

£11,400

If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.

CAREERS

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.