Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle


This challenging postgraduate course will give you the opportunity to continue your professional development while focusing upon a key aspect of the education system which you will be able to tailor to your own practice. Taught by qualified practitioners, and with the opportunity to collaborate with peers from the sector, you will be able to create a body of new and emerging knowledge. This will inform and develop a wide range of educational sectors, such as further and higher education as well as schools. Research supported by critical enquiry and discourse will extend, develop and enhance your ability to evaluate and judge the underlying assumptions surrounding educational policy and practice. You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to initiate and sustain change, both in your own practice and within your professional context.

Entry requirements

MA: An Honours degree or equivalent qualification (e.g. Cert Ed). Candidates with other qualifications and relevant professional or personal experience will be judged on individual merit.

Course modules

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Assessment methods

You will study current educational issues and examine key features of practices in educational systems, with particular reference to major current policy initiatives, and will be encouraged to become an independent learner, critically reflecting on your own experience and applying what you have learnt to your own organisation. Through lectures, seminars, and group discussion you will develop a critical understanding of the inter-relationships between research, policy and practice and their applications to different settings and will use work-based learning to tailor the course to suit your own specialist area of practice. You will be assessed by assignments, presentations, portfolios and reports, which will show evidence of achieving the learning outcomes.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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