an honours degree, usually at 2:2 or above, from a UK institution or equivalent
If you have other qualifications and have recent professional experience of three years or more, you will also be considered. In this case you will be interviewed and asked to demonstrate that you have engaged with children’s services at graduate level or equivalent, by presenting a portfolio of your responsibilities in your work with children and young people.
master’s (level 7) credits from another course, including the PGCE, NPQH, or programmes run by University of Northampton
Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other students and professional colleagues in order to develop critical approaches to your study of education and your practical teaching.
The MA comprises of modules that can be studied one by one. A key element of many modules is the provision for ‘shared enquiry’, enabling you to engage with other professional colleagues and researchers in developing critical approaches to enquiry within practical education (and education-related) contexts.
There is a full time pathway through this MA. This is particularly targeted at international students and has a strong international and comparative flavour, although UK students are very welcome to apply. It consists of four compulsory modules and a thesis.
The four modules that must be taken on the full-time pathway are:
School and Classroom Cultures
International Perspectives on Education
There are also a range of modules which enable teachers to engage with reflective, teacher-led research.