Students must apply via one of the following online application forms:-
Course starts: 05 October 2020Apply now
Course starts: 01 March 2021Apply now
The content of the course is entirely delivered through distance learning, making it a very flexible way to achieve a Masters qualification.
This programme is taught using web-based materials. Many modules have quite open content so that you have the flexibility to pursue your personal interests.
|Upcoming start dates|
|5 October 2020|
|1 March 2021|
Over this coming year our on-campus students are going to be taught in a hybrid manner (some lectures online and some face-to-face). I would like to reassure all of you who are joining the distance learning MA Education course that your course will follow the structure which has always been in place and which formed the ‘Optional Module and Duration Choice Form’ which you signed and returned to me during your application.
All modules will continue to be taught asynchronously online using Canvas (our VLE). Learning materials will be provided in your module learning space, in the form of PDF files; video presentations, discussion boards, and online library resources. Contact with tutors and myself will be via University email, MS Teams and other online platforms.
Although we envisage that those of you who are employed as teachers/lecturers will be back teaching face-to-face, to meet all eventualities we have put in place alternative assignments that will be appropriate for those who find themselves not in a school/college environment and unable to answer the ‘expected’ assignments.
You can learn from anywhere in the world that has good internet access, as learning materials will be e-books, online journal papers and other online resources.
Compared to an undergraduate programme, you will find that this Masters programme requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include written assignments and a 15,000-word Masters dissertation.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
|a Canadian bachelor's degree||GPA 2.40|
|a USA bachelor's degree||GPA 2.5|
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent.
We also expect you to have experience of teaching or training, following your graduation from your first degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and no less than 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening.
The total fee for this course is £7,455.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2019/20 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2019/20 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Read more about the discount.
Please note, if you are a UK home student or EU student residing in the UK, you can apply for SLC funding if you choose to study the part-time course, on campus, over two years or the full-time course over one year. If you elect to take longer to complete the course or bring any Level 7 credits from prior study with you, you are likely to be ineligible for SLC funding.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completing this course your skills and understanding will be enhanced for roles in teaching, educational management and other educational settings. Higher salaries are available for teachers who take on additional responsibilities if teaching in the UK.
In the UK higher salaries are available for those who develop their professionalism and achieve the status of Excellent Teacher or Advanced Skills Teacher. The salary for an Advanced Skills Teacher can be in the region of £57,000. For those who take on additional management responsibility, the salary for a head teacher can be over £100,000 a year.
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