Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Education (Leadership and Management/Educational Research and Practice/Managing Community Practice)

The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers and education professionals; areas of study involve; an introduction to the area of educational research; exploring hot topics in education; generic issues, theories and aspects related to educational management and leadership; investigating school effectiveness and school improvement; how to implement and manage innovative evaluation and change projects in educational settings; exploring the social, cultural and political climate; coaching principles and developing the curriculum; the course also involves trips into schools for those not already working in such an environment; a Postgraduate Certificate is awarded after the completion of 2 modules, the Postgraduate diploma is awarded after 4 modules and the Master's after all the required modules and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

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; a non-graduate and must have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience to be considered; entry is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.

Course modules

Modules include: researching practice; independent study; educational leadership and management; reflective practice; school improvement; learning and teaching pedagogy; mentoring and coaching: principles and policies in action; 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; dissertation; advanced research skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments equivalent to 6,000 words per 30 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.

Sponsorship information

If you are a practising teacher, including supply teachers if you hold qualified teacher status (schools), you may be eligible for funding from the general teaching council for wales (GTCW) funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 450 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD Wales

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Student Recruitment Team
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