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Year of Entry 2019/20
MA

Education

Explore innovative, creative and critical ways of thinking about education.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Focus your studies on your interests including any age of education.
  • Explore contemporary debates, comparative understandings of education and innovative practice across a range of educational sectors.
  • Develop employability skills that link closely to your education specialism and career aims.

The MA Education is offered both full and part-time and is designed to extend your critical understanding of education in its broadest sense.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Dr Jonathan Wainwright talk about Teaching and Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Our course philosophy is that a supportive and inclusive learning environment is the key driver of all good educational experience. The way the course is delivered includes a range of activities, to inform you of key theoretical components, but also to facilitate independent thought and the development of critical enquiry.

You learn through:

  • in-class discussion and debate
  • group tasks
  • individual projects
  • tasks utilising digital platforms
  • case study analysis

Course leaders and tutors

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Karen Dunn
Principal Lecturer

Dr Dunn has held academic posts at Sheffield Hallam in Applied Social Studies, Psychology and Education

Applied learning

Work placements

The skills you gain on this course will be relevant to your personal development and career progression in a range of roles in education in both formal and non-formal settings. We offer many and varied placement opportunities for you as part of the course - examples of these include: teaching and student support in higher education; policy research in education, childhood and inclusion, teaching EAL and TESOL, support services for disabled students.


Future careers

This course offers you flexible professional and personal development opportunities. It is ideal if you are a teacher, either experienced or recently qualified, or another educational practitioner working in an educational setting. It is also well suited to those in a role supporting some aspect of learning, or an education care role.

However, we also welcome students with an interest in education; there is not a requirement for professional experience. Many students progress to our masters course from undergraduate courses in a related discipline or have a specific interest in education that they would like to pursue.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

You normally need a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent. We take account of your degree classification and may ask to see an example of academic writing.

If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. We may undertake a face-to-face or telephone interview to ensure your spoken language skills meet the requirements for working with learners in an educational setting or context.

Accreditation of Prior Credit and Learning (APCL)

If you have existing masters level credit from previous postgraduate study, you may be eligible for exemption from some elements of the early stages of this course. In order to be considered for possible exemptions which, if approved, would also reduce your overall course fee, you would need to provide a full transcript of your postgraduate credits with your application form by the end of July.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Comparative Studies Of Professional Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Curriculum Design And Innovation Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evidence And Evaluation Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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Postgraduate student loans

Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2019

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

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