University of Southampton

Graduate Studies

Educational Practice and Innovation MSc


Southampton Management School

University of Southampton

Southampton, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.Ed.-Educational Practice and Innovation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme aims to develop your understanding of the context and nature of educational practice and innovation across post-compulsory education, explore the impact of policy on practice, recognise different forms of innovation in learning and teaching and enable you to take a critical approach to interrogating different forms of innovation and associated claims. In addition, it will help you to develop informed judgements and critical thinking in the context of educational practice, explore the barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation, critically evaluate knowledge claims in group settings and develop an area of specialism in Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Structure & Assesment: Students will study six units, each valued at 20 credit points and a 60-credit dissertation. You will also have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops which cover general research skills, including study skills, bibliographic and ICT skills. The course will be supported by a virtual learning environment. Assessment will be by coursework and dissertation. The overall coursework portfolio will comprise 24,000 words or equivalent (6x 4,000 words), along with a dissertation of 16,000 words. Modules: Compulsory: • Context of Post-compulsory Education and Training • Educational Research Methods • Applying and disseminating educational innovation and practice Electives (to choose 3 from) • Teaching and Learning Innovation • Managing quality in UK post-compulsory education and training • Managing change in post-compulsory education and training • Principles of Computers and Learning • Software Design and Evaluation for Teaching and Training • Lifelong learning • Action Research • Curriculum change and innovation • Enterprise and bidding The availability of individual electives is subject to change


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better.
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