University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Education (flexible)

This is a modular course of study designed to support professional development. While each module area has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members. The overall purpose of the course is to deepen and refine capacity for critical reflection on practice as well as on the mental models which inform work. Systematic inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the course, and students are encouraged to identify issues that are significant to them and their organisation.

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) and a teaching qualification. At least 1 year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (e.g. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: practice based inquiry; the social contexts of education technology; the nature and practice of mentoring and coaching; leading learning; specific reading difficulties/dyslexia; understanding curriculum, learning and assessment; learning through an additional language (EAL/CLIL); understanding individual and organisational development; issues in educational leadership; effective leadership and change in education; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Part-time February 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
On line/Distance Learning

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