What will I learn?

Course overview

This programme is organised around your professional development and is flexible to meet your needs if you work, or intend to work in the education sector - in schools, universities, colleges and also a range of newer educational settings such as the uniformed services, the NHS and early years provision for children under school age, such as privately run day nurseries.

The content and delivery encourages you to think about your own professional role and how this is influenced by a variety of issues. Through reflection you look at the impact on your own work and those around you. You consider policies and practices, relate theory to practice and highlight how external drivers influence what you do. At the beginning of the programme you consider an aspect of professional practice that is relevant to you and explore this through a range of perspectives. You draw on various bodies of research, and national and international real-world examples.

How you learn

You are encouraged to share your experiences and perspectives on aspects of practice within taught sessions and through discussions on the University’s virtual learning environment. You study with students from a variety of educational settings and backgrounds – this sharing gives you the opportunity to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge in educational research and practice. Peer-led discussions in workshop and seminar sessions on a range of research and educational practice issues, both home and international, provide you with the opportunity for interprofessional discussion and debate. You consider relevant issues from the perspective of other professional educational groups which, in turn, supports you to integrate and synthesise a diverse range of knowledge. If you are not a practitioner you have the opportunity for shared learning and peer support with experienced practitioners. Some of the modules share taught sessions with the Education Doctorate, enhancing the range and type of discussions held within your sessions as well as encouraging you to consider your progression after the programme.

How you are assessed

Staff have a wide range of educational backgrounds and specialist interests to support for your cross-disciplinary interests and multi-agency working. Another important element is how we support your transition to studying at level 7. You are offered academic support to help you understand the requirements of master’s level study; to develop your skills in academic writing and referencing, critical thinking and critical writing; and in the key IT skills such as literature searching. The assessment allows you to reflect on your own practice and context, and produce assessed work that benefits your working context. Student feedback on the programme has consistently highlighted the level of support from the staff as a major contributor to their success.

Which department am I in?

Education, Early Childhood and Youth

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 17,197) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2022

Venue

Teesside University

Teesside University,

Middlesbrough,

Tees Valley,

TS1 3BX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry onto a Postgraduate programme, applicants require: Four-year degree from an accredited university with a grade-point average of 2.6. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least a 2.2). In exceptional cases applicants who are able to demonstrate suitable significant experience and/or further study may be considered for the programme, and may be asked to attend an informal interview to assess their suitability. A written record of the informal interview will be kept in order to provide evidence of particular recommendations. Applicants need to have an IELTS score of 6.5. Test of English as Foreign Language iBT (TOEFL) - listening 17, reading 18, writing 17 and speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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