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MEd Education Studies (specialism)

2021

Award

MEd

Duration

1 year full-time

School

School of Education & Social Sciences

Start date

January, May, September

Why study MEd Education Studies (specialism) at UWS London?

Study at the No.1 ranked university in the UK for Teacher Education for 2020

Ranked 1st in the UK for Teacher Education in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, and Guardian University Guide rankings 2020*

Take your Education career to the next level

Boost your career prospects by learning advanced Education study, which builds on your skills as a qualified teacher. 

Get a British degree with strong global prospects

Live and study in London, and graduate with a British degree that has a powerful reputation across the world.

Broaden your global perspective

This is a unique course — specifically intended for international students — with a focus on global developments in education.

*This ranking relates to our BA (Hons) Education programme

UWS London MEd Education Studies offers two pathway options: Inclusion or Leadership.

To achieve the MEd in Education Studies you must complete six taught modules and a dissertation. There are three stages to the programme:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (three modules)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (three modules)
  • Master’s dissertation (one module)

The PgCert comprises the core module, Critical Issues across Education (20 credits), and two optional modules from the list below:

  • Inclusive Practice (20 credits)
  • Participation and Children’s Rights (20 credits)
  • Leadership – Vision and Values (20 credits)
  • Leadership – Working with Teams (20 credits)

Successful completion of the PgCert allows you to proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) where you’ll study the core module, Educational Research (20 credits) and two optional modules from the list above.

Successful completion of the PgDip allows you to proceed to the master’s module:

  • Masters Dissertation (60 credits)

You will be taught by a combination of direct, face-to-face teaching and online input through our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. Face-to-face teaching may be classroom-based or online, in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Formative and summative assessments will be used including:

  • essays
  • assignments
  • individual and group presentations
  • online discussions

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

MEd Education Studies (Specialism)

What is MEd Education Studies (specialism) all about?

Our MEd Education Studies course will enable you to build on existing education knowledge and skills, to prepare you to take positions of responsibility within your workplace.

The course teaches the advanced study of education, where you will learn about critical issues across education and undertake educational research. You also have the opportunity to study inclusive practice, pedagogy, leadership and teamwork development.

Teaching and learning are underpinned by cutting-edge research, informed by a national and global perspective.

The MEd has a strong international dimension with focus on relevant global developments in education and provides you with many opportunities to share practice and insights relating to the education systems of which you have experience.

You can exit with a generic award of MEd Education Studies or you can complete one of the specialisms available:

MEd Education Studies (Core)

This pathway is intended for teachers and other professionals working with learners in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as practitioners working within other educational and training contexts. It is intended for professionals who wish to undertake modules across the named specialisms.

MEd Education Studies (Inclusion)

This specialism is intended for teachers and professionals who teach or support learning in mainstream schools or inclusive educational settings. It will support professionals to develop applied knowledge and expertise in effective inclusive educational practices.

MEd Education Studies (Leadership)

This specialism is intended for teachers and other professionals working with learners in early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as practitioners working within other educational contexts.

It is intended for leaders and aspiring leaders who are interested in developing their understanding of working with teams and leading fellow professionals.

This pathway will enhance professional practice in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of educational leadership.

Where will MEd Education Studies (specialism) take me?

We develop inclusive leaders in education with the knowledge and experience to inspire those around them.

Our MEd Education Studies course is a highly sought-after degree, which gives you the opportunity to study at the No.1 ranked university in the UK for Teacher Education.

There is a global shortage of teachers, including in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. With a MEd Education Studies degree, you will be in demand for senior educational positions wherever in the world you choose to work.

Typical careers for graduates are usually a Teacher, Education Consultant or Lecturer before working their way up to become a Head of Department, Headteacher or Principal.

Successful MEd Education Studies graduates often work in Primary and Secondary schools, Universities, Colleges, Education Authorities, Government or City Councils in the UK or around the world.

Who is this course for?

Our MEd Education Studies (specialism) course is an ideal stepping stone for qualified teachers to expand and boost their professional development.

You will have a teaching qualification or a first (bachelor’s) degree in the broad area of education or another discipline that has substantial content relating to education.

Further Information

You have the option of graduating with a generic award of MEd Educational Studies or you can complete one of the specialisms available:

MEd Educational Studies (Core)

This pathway is intended for teachers and other professionals working with learners in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as practitioners working within other educational and training contexts. It is intended for professionals who wish to undertake modules across the named specialisms.

MEd Educational Studies (Inclusion)

This specialism is intended for teachers and professionals who teach or support learning in mainstream schools or inclusive educational settings. It will support professionals to develop applied knowledge and expertise in effective inclusive educational practices.

MEd Educational Studies (Leadership)

This specialism is intended for teachers and other professionals working with learners in early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as practitioners working within other educational contexts.

It is intended for leaders and aspiring leaders who are interested in developing their understanding of working with teams and leading fellow professionals.

It will enhance professional practice in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of educational leadership.

In order to apply for the MEd Educational Studies, you must satisfy one of the following criterions:

  • Possess a teaching qualification or early years equivalent
  • Possess a first (bachelor’s) degree in the broad area of education
  • Possess a first (bachelor’s) degree in another discipline but with substantial content relating to education
  • Have relevant work or professional experience or completion of an appropriate programme of study for which prior knowledge and skills have provided an appropriate foundation, including a compulsory element of independent work

Where candidates do not meet the standard entry requirement, they must demonstrate that they have sufficient relevant professional or practice-based experience to undertake their chosen programme of study. They may be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the programme Admissions Officer/Programme Leader.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • Overall score 6.0
  • No sub-test less than 5.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
  • PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)

For further information on English Language qualifications accepted click here.

For applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements above, there is an option to apply for the pre-sessional English language programme combined with chosen degree programme. Find out more here.

1 Year – Full-time

Intakes in January, May and September

UK/EU students
£13,325

International (Non-EU)
£13,325

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