Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Education (Educational Research and Practice)

The overall aim of this programme is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context. Pathways: Education - MA/PgD/PgC; Education (Leadership and Management) - MA; Education (Managing Community Practice) - MA; Education (Educational Research and Practice) - MA; Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - MA; These awards have been developed after extensive consultation with employers, teachers, education professionals and students. The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers, youth and community workers and education professionals. The key benefits of studying this programme include: We take into conside ration the 60 Master's level credits accrued by PGCE students, thus allowing them to fast track through the programme. The period of candidature (up to 5 years part-time and 2 years full-time) allows students greater flexibility with their study schedule. Two of the modules are now delivered in blended format, allowing for a clicks and mortar approach to learning. In addition to a dedicated supervisor, dissertation students also have 4 advanced research sessions during their dissertation year.

Entry requirements

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MA

Applicants must have a relevant initial degree at 2:2 classification or above. International students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.

It is also possible to enrol on the course if you are a non-graduate and have a minimum of two years' relevant experience.

Entry is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. More details about criminal records procedures can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/dbs.

Credits Transfer from other Universities
If you have previously completed a course accredited at Level 7 (Master's Level), or components of such a course, at another higher education institution within or outside the UK, you may be able to transfer credit from this course towards the degree of MA in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This should be discussed with the Programme Director. Please upload a copy of your transcript with your application, and you will also be required to bring the original transcript to your induction.

NPQH Accreditation
If you have completed the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) you may submit a bridging assignment (5,000 words) to gain 60 credit points towards the MA Education.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates submit an application form and a personal statement of 500 words containing brief details of their professional experience in education and particular research interests. Decisions on applications are made by the Programme Director.

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Applicants must have a relevant initial degree at 2:2 classification or above. International students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above. It is also possible to enrol on the course if you are a non-graduate and have a minimum of two years' relevant experience. Entry is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. More details about criminal records procedures can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/dbs. Credits Transfer from other Universities If you have previously completed a course accredited at Level 7 (Master's Level), or components of such a course, at another higher education institution within or outside the UK, you may be able to transfer credit from this course towards the degree of MA in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This should be discussed with the Programme Director. Please upload a copy of your transcript with your application, and you will also be required to bring the original transcript to your induction. NPQH Accreditation If you have completed the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) you may submit a bridging assignment (5,000 words) to gain 60 credit points towards the MA Education. Selection Procedure: Candidates submit an application form and a personal statement of 500 words containing brief details of their professional experience in education and particular research interests. Decisions on applications are made by the Programme Director.

Course modules

Modules include: Researching practice; independent study; independent study; reflective practice; school improvement; learning and teaching pedagogy; mentoring and coaching; managing and leading community Practice; the community context of practice; principles and practice of youth and community work; literacy, numeracy and learner needs; effective teaching for school improvement; managing literacy and numeracy; education: character and context; facilitating reflective practice and supporting workplace learning; MA dissertation and advanced research skills (as a double module, this carries 60 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments equivalent to 6,000 words per thirty credit module throughout the taught element of the programme. The assessments take a variety of forms including written reports of research, posters, discussion postings, reflective wikis, seminar presentations and journal style articles.
Students will be given opportunities in each module to ask questions about their assessments in order to clarify what is required of them.

Programme Structure

Taught Component:
Contains 4 taught modules, each carrying 30 credits at Level 7.
Each module is assessed by coursework assignments equivalent to 6000 words. Each pathway has certain compulsory modules, and there might also be a range of optional modules available, subject to viable numbers.

Intermediate Awards:
A Certificate of Attendance is awarded after satisfactory attendance at one Master's level module (no written assessment required)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education awarded after completion of two Master's level modules (60 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education awarded after completion of four Master's level modules (120 credits)
MA is awarded on completion of all necessary taught modules plus a dissertation (12,000 words).
Programme Modules (all worth 30 credits, with the exception of the Dissertation):

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (EU) 3 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (EU) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (England) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 2 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (EU) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years

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