The Master in Education (M.Ed.) programme is a modular programme, and prospective applicants may choose one of the following study modes:
Option 1: Full-time
5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed in one year
Option 2: Part-time
5 taught modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over two years
The taught component is completed in year 1, and the dissertation is completed in year 2.
Option 3: Part-time
5 modules and 20,000 word dissertation completed over three years
3 taught modules are completed in year 1, 2 taught modules are completed in year 2, and the dissertation is completed in year 3.
Students intending to apply for the full time route (option 1) must submit a description of area of research interest when applying.
Aims of the programme
The degree is intended for those who wish to gain a comprehensive and contemporary understanding in one of the specialisms offered, or in a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice (the Critical Perspectives in Education strand). It seeks to equip those who aspire to positions of leadership in fields such as teaching, higher education, science education, educational leadership, language education, special education, maths education, arts education, and music education. The programme is designed to promote the ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge, formation of policy, engagement in research and improvement of practice.
Who is the programme for?
The course is open to teachers at all levels of the education system and other suitably qualified professionals working in the area of education. Graduates in fields such as history, philosophy, psychology, administration, language, mathematics or science who wish to relate their particular fields of competence to the practice of education, may also be considered.