MA Education with Advanced Research
Why choose Herts?
- Excellent reputation: Ranked 1st as best university provider for Teacher Training in the UK (NSS, 2020-21).
- Fantastic local connections: Benefit from our strong partnerships with over 300 schools and training providers across Hertfordshire, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire.
- Employment prospects: Graduates often secure promotions with their current employer and many venture into research, advisory, or policy-making roles.
About the course
The Advanced Research award offers students the opportunity to study an area of personal interest in depth to develop expertise in a chosen aspect of education. It is aimed at applicants who intend to pursue careers in senior leadership of education institutions, educational policy development, administration, and academic research. The course will also prepare students for progression into doctoral study.
Who is the course for?
Established teachers and education practitioners who want to develop expertise and theoretical understanding of the field
Newly qualified practitioners looking to upgrade their qualifications and enhance their knowledge.
Students who have had some experience in an aspect of educational practice which they would like to develop for future career development
Why choose this course?
This two-year course provides the ideal blend of research and practice, as well as the opportunity to gain valuable work experience that will enhance your employability.
You will develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice through critical reflection, analysis and enquiry, benefiting from a supportive learning community and learning from lecturers and professionals from a range of educational settings. The course will equip you with skills in critical thinking, enquiry and research, report writing, presentation and communication as well as the application of theory to practice.
This course offers:
A rigorous, evidence-based and inclusive educational experience embedded in research and practice. We will employ interactive techniques to enable effective learning
Guest lectures from specialists across all areas of education
Opportunities to visit a range of educational settings, including special schools and alternative education provision
|Exploring Approaches to Research||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Education, Social Justice and Social Change||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Critical Review of the Literature & Advanced Research Methodology||60 Credits||Compulsory|
|Pedagogy and Practice – Raising Standards in Teaching & Learning||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Preparing for Success in your Studies & Work Placement||0 Credits||Compulsory|
|Undertaking Advanced Research||60 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creativity: You and Your Practice||30 Credits||Optional|
|Early Childhood: Foundations for Life||30 Credits||Optional|
|Leadership and Management||30 Credits||Optional|
|Inclusive Perspectives on Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities||30 Credits||Optional|
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Dr Hilary Lee
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Further course information
|Course fact sheets|
|MA Education with Advanced Research (Part 2)||Download|
|MA Education with Advanced Research||Download|
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