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Teaching - Masters MTeach

The online Master of Teaching (MTeach) offers a blend of learning opportunities for the developing teacher or leader in education who aims to advance their practices while working. Studying at a distance means you can also visit Stranmillis for support and supervision, and you can utilise our online facilities. If you prefer, you can study remotely by following an online programme of learning. MTeach students will have access to a single studies advisor throughout the programme, offering one point of contact and continuous learning support. All modules in the table below are 30 CATS unless otherwise noted.

Students who have acquired prior learning either from past professional experience or certified learning (e.g. PGCE) are invited to apply for the recognition of prior learning in order to claim possible advanced standing on the course. This will involve submitting a robust claim for learning with the studies advisor for the programme, as RPL advisor, where decisions about exemptions and advanced standing will normally be taken pre-enrolment. A prior learning claim can save a student both fees in line with RPL procedures, and, time, when a claim is successful. Up to one third of the course may be claimed in terms of prior learning. An advisor will work with all claimants to support their pre entry recognition of prior learning.

Entitlement To The Award Of Master Of Teaching (MTEACH)
The award of Master of Teaching is awarded to students who have completed 180 points at M-level (four taught modules and a research dissertation). The degree of Master of Teaching may be awarded with distinction on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners. Students who have accumulated 60 points on the Masters may graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate and those who have accumulated 120 points may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a relevant 2:2 Honours degree or above in a related discipline, and preferably a professional teaching qualification. Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for entry.

Further enquiries

For further information please contact:
Louise O'Sullivan
Stranmillis University College
Stamnill road
T: +44 (0) 28 9038 4327

Subjects taught

STR7006 Teaching Skills and Practice Development I (10 CATS)
Teaching Skills and Practice Development II (10 CATS)
STR 7008 Teaching Skills and Practice Development III (10 CATS)
STR 7001 Reflective Teacher as Action Researcher
EDC 7003 Addressing Underachievement and Diversity in Education: Policy and Practice
STR 7002 Advanced Teaching, Learning and Assessment
STR 7004 Communities of Practice and Learning Partnerships
STR 7024 Research Methods

Application date

For further information on how to apply please contact:
Academic Registry
Stranmillis University College
Belfast BT9 5DY
Tel: ++44 (0) 28 9038 4263

Course fee

The course fee for 2018-2019 will be £917 per taught module and £1834 for dissertation (UK/ Republic of Ireland and EU students only). International fees apply for international students.

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