Master of Arts in Education
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Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop academic and professional skills and knowledge appropriate to an area of educational interest, so that they can continue their professional, educational and/or personal development by consolidating, enhancing and extending their disciplinary expertise, experience and abilities. Specifically, the course aims to:

  1. Enable students to focus on a self-selected aspect of education that will be of value to their professional development
  2. Develop student’s capacity to operate as reflective professionals in educational setting
  3. Support students to develop a range of advanced research skills appropriate to postgraduate study and professional practice that will enable them to critically evaluate existing work and design research to further knowledge within education.

Programme Overview

Awarding Body Teesside University
Programme Duration &   Mode Full Time : 12 months
Part Time : 12 months

Age Requirement

20 years old

Academic Requirements

Standard Postgraduate criteria will apply (e.g. 2.2 Honours degree), plus:

In exceptional cases applicants who can demonstrate suitable significant experience and/or further study in the education discipline may be considered for the course and may be asked to attend an informal interview to assess their suitability. Such applicants must be at least 30 years old with a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience.

English Language Requirement

IELTS requirement average of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in all components.

Programme Intake Dates
15 Jan 2024
13 May 2024
16 Sept 2024
Fees Breakdown Total Payable
  Local International
Tuition Fee S$23,000 S$23,000
Total Course Fees Payable S$23,000 S$23,000

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  1. Course Fee is inclusive of Tuition Fees & Exam Fees (one time)
  2. FPS Insurance premiums are paid by Amity, unless stated in the Student Contract which has to be paid by the student separately.
  3. Fees indicated are exclusive of GST.
  4. Fees indicated are exclusive of Non-Tuition Fee of S$ 1580.
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You study 180 level 7 credits made up of four modules plus a final dissertation. The core modules enable you to update your knowledge and skills and give you the opportunity to reflect on your professional practice whilst developing your understanding of theoretical models and current debates. There is a strong emphasis on the application of your studies to your professional context.

Module Titles Credits
Using the Literature to Inform Educational Research 30
Contextualising Education 30
Combining Professional and Academic Practice 30
Educational Research: Practice and Planning 30
MA Education Dissertation 60

Module Outlines

Using the Literature to Inform Educational Research

You have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to undertake a literature search and plan an appropriate literature review, and to begin to develop your understanding of relevant contemporary research and possible gaps in knowledge.

Contextualising Education

You explore contemporary education debates, examine the wider context of current education provision, and explore how these impacts on practice. You consider the relationship between ideas and processes in education, both nationally and internationally.

Combining Professional and Academic Practice

You explore the role of professionalism in education. Through the problematisation of an educational issue of relevance to you, negotiated with the tutor, you will apply learning from contemporary academic theory and research to consider how the application of alternative approaches to the issue can enhance practice.

Educational Research: Practice and Planning

You gain an in-depth understanding of research methods in education, and the knowledge and skills required to develop an independent research study into an area of education which you conduct for your dissertation.

MA Education Dissertation

You combine and enhance the skills and knowledge you have developed through other modules on this course. You work with an allocated supervisor to complete an independent research project in an area of professional education practice. You demonstrate your knowledge and skills in education research in the production of a research dissertation.

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