Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Education

Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This full-time, one year, research-based degree will further your professional development and enhance your career prospects.

This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Although it is not a teaching degree and does not provide QTS, it is ideal for those who have completed an accredited teacher-training programme or degree and wish to study the field of education further.

Why choose this course?

  • Develop your professional practice
  • Learn from experienced tutors who are leading researchers and practitioners in the education field
  • Develop understanding of your field through independent research
  • Expand your knowledge and skills to enhance your educational practice.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A good degree, at a minimum of 2.2 from a recognised university.

Other requirements:

  • Work experience is preferred, but applications will be considered without it.

Course modules

Core modules

The three core modules are compulsory for all full time and part time students with no Accredited Prior Learning (APL) credits, and total 120 credits.

Innovation in Teaching and Learning

  • 30 credit points
  • This module will introduce the principles of theoretical and ethical issues that underpin approaches to the teaching and learning in institutions in various cultural settings. This module will offer you an opportunity to explore how curriculum design can promote innovation in teaching delivery and student learning and to consider critical ways to evaluate innovative teaching strategies and their effects on student learning.
  • You will be able to analyse criteria for developing innovation and student interaction and discuss education policy and initiatives and scope for innovation. This module will help you to consider approaches to developing innovative classroom projects in your organisation.

Research Skills

  • 30 credit Points
  • This module will enable you to:
    • extend your knowledge and critical understanding of research and of research strategies, methods and techniques;
    • extend your competence in reading and critically appraising published research;
    • achieve a grasp of methodological and epistemological issues;
    • undertake relevant and focused research at postgraduate level;
    • develop a critical appreciation of the ethical and professional issues which attend investigation in professional contexts.

For progression to Dissertation students must take this module.

Dissertation

  • 60 credit points
  • This module is the final part of the Masters programme and available to those who have achieved success sufficient to be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma and have successfully completed Research Skills.
  • The Masters’ dissertation is a substantial piece of academic writing around a negotiated and agreed research focus. You must satisfy criteria relating to skills, knowledge and understanding of an educational or training issue and engagement in pursuit of academic excellence. You will have an opportunity to develop comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of relevant theory, research, policy and/or practice through substantial and sustained, guided independent enquiry. This will develop the confidence and competence in writing to academic standards and conventions appropriate for publication.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed, there are no formal examinations. In addition, students will work on a number of different small scale research projects based in their work or educational attachment setting, literature reviews, small scale research projects and a research based dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 1,167 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 5 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 1,167 per Credit (Scotland) 5 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 2,417 per Credit (International) 5 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 1,167 per Credit (Wales) 5 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 1,167 per Credit (England) 5 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 1,167 per Credit (EU) 5 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus Nottingham NG11 8NS East Midlands

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Key information

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0115 848 4200