Education Studies draws on a wide range of academic disciplines such as philosophy, psychology and sociology to further our understanding of learning and educational contexts. Drawing on up-to-date research, the programme focuses on how we learn, from early childhood through compulsory schooling and into adulthood, and offers a rigorous analysis of broader educational systems such as curricula, policies and schools in their societal context. Students are encouraged to consider fundamental questions about the nature and aims of education; to engage with the problematic nature of educational theory, policy and practice; and to develop and express their own reasoned viewpoint on a wide range of issues.
The course will enable you to:
• Develop a critical understanding of how education systems can be developed to ensure that all learners achieve to
their full potential;
• Reflect on existing policy & practice;
• Question concepts and theories and interrogate assumptions
underpinning theory and research;
• Critically consider how recent international research relates to students' own educational contexts.
Students who have completed a PGCE in the last 10 years, will be eligible to apply for 30 M-Level credit points towards a Master's qualification. Candidates may seek accreditation for other completed school-based professional development activities. Application for credit transfer and exemption from module requirements must be made upon enrolment.
Entitlement To The Award Of Master Of Education (med)
A Master of Education is awarded to students who have completed 180 points at M-Level (this includes a dissertation). The degree of Master of Education may be awarded with distinction on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners. Students who have accumulated 60 points at M-Level may graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate and those
who have accumulated 120 points may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.
To be awarded an MEd Education Studies students must complete 60 Cat points from the MEd Education Studies programme plus a further 60 CAT points from any other specialist option, for example Outdoor Learning or Shared Education, including Research methods. In addition students must complete a dissertation.