All modules within the MA have an international dimension and throughout the course of the programme, students will be encouraged to consider how their ideas relate to their individual context and experience.
(PRWEB UK) 4 July 2012
A new MA in Education, with a strong international focus, is designed to unlock a spectrum of careers. It is now available through the University of London International Programmes, which has been providing distance and flexible learning across the world since 1858.
Although primarily designed to meet the needs of education professionals, it also provides a sound foundation for leadership roles, both within the education sector and other related areas.
Available from October 2012, the MA in Education programme tackles key questions such as “What is Education?”, exploring the nature of education, its purpose and how it is experienced by both teachers and learners. Other areas of personal and professional interest can also be explored through modules such as The Second Language Learning Experience; Guiding Effective Learning and Teaching; Planning for Education and Development; and Contemporary Issues and Debates in Primary Education, thus making this study programme relevant to a worldwide audience.
The programme is designed with our students worldwide in mind, including the UK, says Dr Clare Brooks, the MA in Education Programme Director, University of London International Programmes: “All modules within the MA have an international dimension and throughout the course of the programme, students will be encouraged to consider how their ideas relate to their individual context and experience. No doubt this will vary immensely for students from region to region, which will help foster a personal learning experience amongst our diverse student community”.
“We believe that this MA in Education will also appeal to education professionals, such as teachers and administrators, who may seek to advance their careers to a senior leadership role. In doing so, they will be able to make a significant contribution towards positively shaping how we deliver education across the world in meeting the needs of our different communities.”
Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dean, University of London International Programmes, added: “The MA in Education is a very welcome addition to our suite of 100+ programmes. It is an ideal programme for working professionals in that it provides them with flexibility over when, where and how they complete their chosen course. Many of our students move across the globe and continue with their study programme, no matter where in the world they may be. Many of them undertake these programmes alongside work and family commitments to keep pace with changing trends in education or simply to gain a qualification.”
This MA in Education is uniquely flexible, whether students wish to engage in the degree’s wealth of modules at the Institute of Education or study solely online, the option is theirs.
Online applications are now being accepted for this Masters degree. Further information is available on the International Programmes website.
Notes for Editors
MA in Education
- The University of London International Programmes is delivering the MA in Education with academic direction from the leading education and research centre, the Institute of Education (IoE).
- The Institute of Education (IoE) is one of 18 constituent Colleges of the University of London.
- To find out more about the MA in Education, watch a video introduction on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/MchftD, or visit the International Programmes website: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/institute-education/education-ma.
- Key Dates:
Application deadlines - 1 September 2012 for October 2012 start; 1 November 2012 for January 2013 start.
Registration deadlines - 1 October for October 2012 start; 7 December for January 2012 start.
Programme starts - October 2012 or January 2013, depending on which term you choose to study the core module ‘What is Education?’
University of London International Programmes
- The University of London was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Its founding principle is to provide education for all, irrespective of race, creed or political belief.
- In 1858, the University of London was granted its fourth Charter, which paved the way for the establishment of the University of London External System, which became known as the University of London International Programmes from 1 August 2010.
- The University of London International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning.
- The International Programmes has been instrumental in the formation of British higher education – all English and Welsh universities founded between 1849 and 1949 offered University of London degrees before obtaining Royal Charters to award their own degrees.
- Today, the University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of more than 52,000 students in 180 countries, on 100+ study programmes.
- Famous former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize Winners: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Professor Ronald Coase; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; former President Nelson Mandela; joint-winner Charles Kao; and joint-winner Dr Rolph Payet, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles.
- To find out more about the University of London International Programmes, visit our website: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk.