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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:1 classification) or the overseas equivalent, in a related area. An initial qualification in teaching, if this is not formally part of your first degree, would be desirable.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates or transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper
  • A personal statement (one side of A4 paper) detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report; WAEC certificate

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is 31st August 2014; later applications are considered at our discretion.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

The course is aimed at well qualified graduates wishing to undertake postgraduate study of educational policy and practice. It has been designed for teachers and other education professionals working in a range of educational settings.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,300
    International students (per annum): £14,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Su Smith
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0692
Email
Website
www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/postgraduatetaught/

Academic department overview

See: The School.

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

A good honours degree (minimum 2:1 classification) or the overseas equivalent, in a related area. An initial qualification in teaching, if this is not formally part of your first degree, would be desirable.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates or transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper
  • A personal statement (one side of A4 paper) detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report; WAEC certificate

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0

TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other sub-sections 

Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 55 in the other sub-sections

Cambridge CAE grade A or Cambridge CPE grade C (please note that the Cambridge First Certificate in English is not acceptable).

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is 31st August 2014; later applications are considered at our discretion.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course description

The course is aimed at well qualified graduates wishing to undertake postgraduate study of educational policy and practice. It has been designed for teachers and other education professionals working in a range of educational settings.

Special features

The course is strongly focused upon the application of educational theories, ideas and concepts to a range of school/college and community based contexts.  It offers a unique combination of policy and practice based perspectives on education located within the educational and other related experiences of the participants. The aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop participants' critical understanding of key concepts in educational theory in order to enable an informed analysis of educational practices 
  • Raise participants' awareness of the influence of context upon education
  • Develop participants' professional knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to their prior and emerging professional interests
  • To enable participants to gain evaluative and analytical skills that will help them to critique education policy and practice
  • Develop participants' capacity to engage in research to inform and develop their practice 

The course is taught by leading academics in education policy and practice. Course units include: Examining Education Policy, Professional Studies in Education (including teaching and learning), Educational Change and Improvement, Research Methods and Contemporary Issues in Education. Optional study is also available in areas including Psychology of Education and Educational Inclusion.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk