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DURATION & STUDY MODE
30 months (part-time online)
Develop the skills and abilities to enhance your educational practice and effectively support students with our MA Education Online degree. The programme is rooted in professional experience and covers a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods, materials and technologies. We’ve designed this online, part-time course to fit around existing work and teaching commitments, particularly for those working in higher and further education, training, development or coaching. You can also choose our one-year Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE) or two-year Postgraduate Diploma Higher Education (PGDipHE).
If your profession involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA Education Online degree is designed to help you. Learn how to undertake and use educational research and to reflect on your practice, using your knowledge of the latest educational trends and developments to inform and enhance the way you work.
Enhance your teaching skills to improve student experience, working alongside like-minded professionals.
The MA Education Online course will enable you to:
Evaluate and apply a range of learning, teaching and assessment methods, for face-to-face and online delivery, with large and small groups of students.
Use learning technologies to develop effective learning materials, environments and support systems.
Use an innovative range of assessment techniques to support learning and enable students to monitor their own progress.
Reflect critically on the particular challenges of learning, teaching and assessment in your subject discipline.
Inform your learning and teaching practice through consideration of wider contextual policy, strategy and quality considerations.
Engage effectively with research and scholarship in your subject discipline.
Develop transferable skills, and professional skills and attributes. You’ll use a range of self, peer and student evaluation techniques to monitor your own learning and teaching practice and to underpin your reflective practice.
Produce a Professional Reflection, which records and plans further personal and professional development, and takes responsibility for the continued development of your own learning.
You’ll be provided with all learning materials, including guidance for each module, ebook core texts, podcasts, presentations, articles to read, a discussion board and a wiki.
The Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE) is part-time over one year. (Year 1 below.)
The Postgraduate Diploma Higher Education (PGDipHE) is part-time over two years. (Year 1 and Year 2 below.)
The MA Education is part-time over 30 months. (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 below.)
Two compulsory modules
The Fundamentals of Teaching in Higher Education (30 credits)
Professional Practice and the Wider Context of Teaching and Learning (30 credits)
Research Methodologies (30 credits)
Optional modules (choose one)
Curriculum Design and Development (Digital) (30 credits)
Widening Participation and Inclusive Practice (30 credits)
Work-based Learning (Apprenticeship and Employability) (30 credits)
Dissertation: a 15,000 word dissertation will be completed in the final academic year (60 credits)
5 Star University
We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.
What qualifications do you need?
MA Education Online
These entry requirements apply to MA Education, Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education, and Postgraduate Diploma Higher Education.
UK entry requirements
Learners are required to possess an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in any discipline. Learners should possess a minimum of 6 months of professional experience in developing other people, evidenced through teaching, curriculum delivery, training and development, or coaching.
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English Language Qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.
A variety of assessments are used, including:
A literature review
5000 word assignment, or equivalent
Reflective critical commentary
Dissertation of 15,000 words
There are two compulsory modules in year 1. There are two modules in year 2 – one compulsory and one optional. In the final year students will complete a 15,000 word dissertation.
HOW TO APPLY
The transformative learning experiences at ELITE Innovation College Cambridge are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Each day is filled with opportunities to experience new educational, social, and emotional situations. Our teachers create a safe and open setting where they can help guide students in exploring information and the world around them.
We follow a high academic standard as a guide for the creativity and leadership of our teachers. Our objectives are not set in stone, with occasional revisions developed in response to industry and educational requirements.