With over 165 years’ of experience in Education and teacher training, we are proud to announce the launch of our new MA in Education online giving you access to some of the best teaching in the world.
If you are looking to develop your existing skill set, or have a keen interest in education, then this MA programme is for you. You’ll gain insight into teaching methodologies, examining theory, research, policy and practice. With full access to free downloadable course materials, the programme is delivered 100 per cent online through our virtual online environment using a variety of interactive teaching methods.
Four Core Themes
The MA Education online programme integrates four core themes and ideas which underpin the curriculum content within each module.
- Theory: Critically examine educational theory such as theories of learning and models of leadership
- Practice: Connect theory to real-world practice
- Research: Engage with current research in the field and develop your own skills as a researcher
- Policy: Develop an understanding of the policies and regulations that shape education and learning in schools, communities, businesses, and other organisations
Our research within Education has generated impact across the globe. For example, a decade of research at the University of Exeter into the development of writing in school-aged children has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy. This has resulted in measurable improvements to children’s writing abilities and has changed ways of thinking about writing. The research has been celebrated by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) who awarded the Centre for Research in Writing with the Celebrating Impact Prize for outstanding impact in society. For more information about this research which was one of the impact case studies submitted by the university for the Research Exercise Framework (REF) in 2014, please see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/ref2014/impact/socialsciences/grammar/
As an online student you are encouraged to connect with your peers through open discussions on topics that relate to your areas of interest, enabling you to apply theory to your own professional practice. Choosing the MA Education online programme can help you to find a position in traditional and non-traditional educational settings.