The MA Education provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career. Employers are looking for flexible thinkers with the ability to underpin change with theory, and previous participants on the course have told us that the MA Education has developed these skills. The course can be completed in one year studying full-time, or two years studying part-time. You can choose to start the course in either October or January.
Our MA Education programme will:
You will engage with critical analysis and rigorously investigate issues relating to learners and the work of educational organisations. We always value applying education theory to professional practice to ensure that improvement is informed by critical reflection on a range and breadth of understandings. In a fast moving world of policy changes and challenges to our principles and values, these skills are vital.
Most modules are delivered on campus and with some online sessions. Lectures are mostly in the evenings. One module is delivered totally online to offer greater flexibility. We welcome you if you are involved in any areas of education or you wish to progress straight from a first degree.
We have strong partnerships with regional and national education organisations.
Postgraduate study has enjoyed massive growth in the past 10 years - postgraduate student numbers nationally have grown by 36 per cent, with nearly a quarter of students in UK universities studying at postgraduate level. Clearly professionals believe a post graduate qualification is valuable to their personal and professional lives.
The MA Education is a well recognized award providing an excellent opportunity to develop your career. Employers are looking for flexible thinkers with the ability to underpin change with theory and previous participants on the course have told us that the MA in Education has developed these skills.
They have also told us that the MA has been a vital part of their career development, allowing them to discuss key educational issues and take action with much more clarity and expertise.
A degree and/or a teaching qualification are normally required for admission. Your professional experience may, however, count towards entry if you do not hold a degree – many successful participants (who are not graduates) have joined the programme and have found practitioner-expertise appropriate to the demands of the programme. This will be discussed at interview.
Demonstration of prior learning or prior certification may be used towards our postgraduate qualifications and you will be offered support to seek the accreditation of your prior learning (APL) where this is appropriate
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.