Our flexible MA Education provision is designed for a wide range of people involved in education. You might be a teacher, lecturer, or involved in either a leadership or support role within an education or training setting. Or you might be a new graduate who wishes to deepen you knowledge and expertise in the study of education.
With a menu of modular options, the structure of the MA allows you to create your own course blend from the range of core and optional modules or to pursue a specialist route leading to a distinctive named award.
Our blended learning approach means the MA can be taken online, with any on-campus elements negotiated.
You can also expect to further develop your knowledge, understanding, and skills in curriculum development. The course promotes critical engagement in a range of contemporary issues pertinent to specific interests and needs and you are encouraged to explore your own personal and professional interests and expertise. If you wish to progress your studies even further then the course provides an appropriate academic platform for progression to PhD/EdD study.
Please be aware that, as with any course, there may be changes to the modules delivered, for information view our Changes to Programmes of Module Changes page.
Please check with the course leader as to when the modules that confirm the named route are being offered to enable appropriate modules choices can be made across the duration of the course.
Modules are typically timetabled to include six two-to-three hour sessions (between 6pm and 9pm, Monday to Thursday) distributed across either the autumn or spring semesters, from the end of September through to mid-December and from the end of January through to May. You may commence the course at the start of either the September or January semesters. Tutorials and on-campus events are timetabled by negotiation.
The programme is typically taken over 18 months or 2-3 years, depending on your circumstances and modular frequencies. To gain an MA Education, you must complete 180 credits (90 of these are from elective modules and 90 from compulsory modules). Candidates tend to take one or two modules per semester. The programme also provides a sound basis for progression to doctoral study in education.
Modules are assessed via a range of coursework and presentations, together with a final dissertation.
You will have access to all facilities at Newman including the library, which stocks a wide range of books, journals and e-books.
For applicants who already hold recent level seven credits (e.g. via a PGCE), up to 90 credits may be transferred to count towards your MA with us. Similar credit can be given for those with sustained CPD through our recognition of prior experiential learning procedures. Newman alumni and staff at Newman partnership institutions are eligible to a discount on the course fees.
Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.
Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.
Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).
Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!
Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!
Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?
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We are 1st in England and Wales for the % of first generation students (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) .
A friendly, student centred community, that focuses on each and every students’ academic development and achievement.
We welcome applications throughout the year up until September enrolment.
Visit the Education MA (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability) page on the Newman University web site for more details!
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