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.
To be awarded an MEd Education Studies students must complete at least two modules from the MEd Education Studies programme plus an additional 60 CATs points from any specialist option. One of these modules is normally Research Methods. In addition students must complete a dissertation.
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.