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Course descriptionExplore education in its fullest sense – from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies and practices that influence and enhance itTake a flexible approach to learning: gain a broad-based masters degree or focus on your particular area of interest via our specialist pathwaysBenefit from professional development opportunities in sectors ranging from early years to schools, further, higher and community educationKeep up to date with the latest educational
Explore education in its fullest sense – from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies and practices that influence and enhance it
Take a flexible approach to learning: gain a broad-based masters degree or focus on your particular area of interest via our specialist pathways
Benefit from professional development opportunities in sectors ranging from early years to schools, further, higher and community education
Keep up to date with the latest educational developments, inspired by a friendly teaching team who will share their extensive specialist knowledge with you.
Whether you aspire to a new career in education or want to take your existing career to the next level, our MA Education course will give you the insight, skills and knowledge to become a high-calibre and dynamic education professional. It could be a vital stepping stone to management and leadership roles.
Our MA Education course gives you an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role in society. You will cover the key theories, policies, practices and debates which are shaping education today and how these apply directly to your current and future career.
In addition, you will undertake an in-depth research enquiry and independent study to focus on a professional practice theme of your choice. Throughout, you will hone vital skills such as critical, creative and strategic thinking, communication, presentation and teamwork.
This course is delivered by a highly experienced team who have expertise across a range of educational sectors and regularly publish their work. They will keep you abreast of latest thinking, challenge your perceptions and support your progress.
Our MA Education draws on the cutting edge educational research for which the University is renowned. Conducting influential studies on everything from early years to adult learning, we provide consultancy for Government, schools and the wider education sector. It means your learning will be underpinned by innovative ideas which are changing the face of the education professions.
With our MA Education on your CV, you will make a powerful statement about your abilities, ambition and professional credibility. It is a course which signals to employers that you have an extensive educational knowledge base and strong transferable skills. Our recent graduates report that their MA Education studies had a significant impact on their career development and professional status. Some have gone on to senior leadership roles such as head teacher or nursery manager; others have taken up more specialist positions such as disability co-ordinator or advanced skills teacher; and others have moved into key posts in other sectors, such as national trainer for a charitable organisation.
The University of Derby is home to students from more than 100 countries around the world, making them part of a diverse, international community.
Whether students are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop their career, or simply study the subject they love in more depth, the university offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods including full-time, part-time and online learning.
From criminology to science, education to business, the university also offers a wide range of courses designed for continuing professional development (CPD), that will help students enhance their skills, maintain their professional registration and take their career to the next level.