Suitable for individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds who seek to improve their educational skills and knowledge.
Key Information
Course Title MA Education
Qualification UWE Bristol Master’s Degree
Level Postgraduate
Credits 180 UK Credits  
Duration 12-16 Months, full-time study
Entry Requirements Stated in the text below
Campus Larnaca and Paphos
Language of Instruction English
Tuition Fees € 8950
State Grant Up to €3417
Next Start Date October 2019
Course Insight

The MA in Education is designed for individuals from diverse educational backgrounds who seek to improve their educational skills and knowledge, whilst at the same time gaining an understanding of leadership both in educational settings and in more generic contexts.

There are four key elements of the course in that it is designed specifically to be:

  • Practical: theory is linked to practice at every opportunity
  • International: takes a global rather than a solely local view of education
  • Contextual: draws on your own personal experiences wherever possible. Connections between topics are highlighted at every opportunity.
  • Self-reflective: you will learn a lot about yourself on the course

Ultimately, the rationale of the programme is to develop educational leaders who have the necessary qualities not only to lead their own organisations effectively but who will, through lifelong personal development, make a significant contribution to their community and society at large.

The course aims to support participants in developing as critically reflective practitioners with a broader and deeper understanding of their context, phase or subject. Students are supported in analysing and carrying out small-scale inquiries, underpinned by and connecting theory with practice. 

Teaching and Learning

In addition to scheduled lectures, a range of student-centered learning approaches will be employed including team exercises, research, problem-solving, group and individual presentation etc. As students’ progress through the programme, learning techniques will become broader and more varied to facilitate self-motivation and self-confidence.

Assessment

Assessment is by a variety of methods including written assignments, directed tasks, simulations, and short oral presentations. Final percentage grades will be awarded at the end of each module based on pre-determined criteria and outcomes.

Content and Duration

The course comprises of 7 modules, the first six are covered over 12 months (full-time study) through scheduled lectures and are followed by the Final Project module within a more flexible study schedule. The full-time mode of study is three evening sessions per week, however, the course is also available on a part-time basis, two evenings a week over a period of 24 months.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to hold a Degree (or equivalent) from an accredited University or recognised Higher Education institution and have several years of experience in professional practice. If you are a graduate from a non-English speaking institution, you will be required to provide evidence of your English Language knowledge. 

Graduation Requirements

For the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, you will be required to complete all modules in the first and second semester in order to earn a total of 120 credits.

If you are undertaking the full MA Degree in Education, you will also need to complete the Final Project module in the last semester worth 60 credits in addition to the previous six modules earning a total of 180 credits. (See Course Modules)