The MA International Education offers teachers, lecturers and educational leaders in schools, colleges and universities a unique opportunity to reflect upon their own practice and to enhance their knowledge.
The general aims of the course are to:
enhance understanding of contemporary educational issues for teachers in primary, secondary and post-compulsory education;
develop an ability to reflect on theory in the area of teaching and learning and use it as the basis for understanding and improving practice;
develop an ability to undertake small scale research;
give training in the use of qualitative and quantitativeresearch methods in educational contexts;
develop transferable skills and their application in educational and related areas;
develop the research skills needed for advanced educational research at doctoral level.
Students will be enabled to:
develop an understanding of pedagogical theories;
appreciate the relationship between theory and practice in teaching;
understand the influences of societal or national / regional / religious culture on teaching;
evaluate the use and management of learning resources, including ICT, for learners within their phase of education;
understand the various elements of the planning, monitoring and evaluation cycle as applied to teaching;
understand how to carry out and present small-scale research on the topic of effective teaching.
This course is recognised as a standard Masters degree upon the completion of 180 credits.
International Student Requirements:
Students whose first language is not English, and who have not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years immediately prior to starting the programme, must possess an appropriate English Language qualification.
Acceptable evidence includes: GCSE/O-Level English Language
at grade C or above; an overall score of 6.5 in the British
Council IELTS test (from October 2010 there is a requirement
that a minimum score of 6 is obtained in each component), a
TOEFL score of 600 (paper), or 90 (IBT).