- Degree taught and awarded by University of Nottingham
- Part-time: Saturday and Sunday Classes (Two weekends every Term)
- Duration: MA Education – 24 months, PGDip Education – 12 months
- 4 Intakes: February, June, August, November
This is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of economic and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.
A hallmark of the programme is the University’s commitment to equality and diversity and the flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. The overall purpose is to deepen and refine the students’ capacity for critical reflection on their practice as well as on the mental models which inform their work.
- Practice-Based Inquiry
Note: Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education will not be required to do the dissertation module.
Elective Modules (select 3):
- Critical Perspectives on Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Leading Learning
- Debating Special and Inclusive Education
- Effective Leadership and Change in Education
- Social Contexts of Learning
- Learning Theories for a Digital Age
All modules are 30 credits, except for the dissertation which is 60 credits.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to students who have successfully completed 120 credits of the taught courses .
Master of Arts in Education
Completion of 120 credits above plus a Dissertation of 60 credits.
Note: Applicants with Postgraduate Diploma or Specialist Diploma in Education or Teaching may be eligible for up to 60 credits transfer on elective modules towards the Master of Arts in Education (180 credits) subject to University approval and on case by case basis. You will only need to complete the remaining 120 credits (comprises of 2 taught modules & 1 dissertation) to earn a MA in Education.
Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Arts in Education by the University of Nottingham.
- A second class honours degree (or international equivalent)
- Applicants with other qualifications shall be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the University
- GCSE / O-level English (as a first or second language) – Grade C; OR
- IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
|Master of Arts in Education||S$23,940|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Education||S$15,880|
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Learning support and online student resources: Moodle is the online learning platform employed by the University of Nottingham across its campuses and incorporates the following features:
- Online submission of student assignments
- Uploading of learning materials such as lecture slides, handouts, readings, web links, audios and videos
- Facilities for discussions, wikis, blogs and student databases
- Creation of fully integrated distance-learning course/blended learning course support
All University of Nottingham students are provided access to Moodle and will employ extensive usage of the platform throughout their study period. Students are also granted access to the University’s online library and its related services.
The login credentials for student email will similarly be employed for Moodle, Bluecastle, MyNottingham and the online library logins.
Teaching staff: Students will be taught by staff from the University of Nottingham. Full details of the lecturing staff can be found here.
Assessment: Learning progress in all modules will primarily be assessed via a written assessment, which is to be submitted after a stipulated period following the final face to face teaching session. The exact assessment (inclusive of its requirements) and deadline varies from module to module but will be clearly indicated on the module Moodle page.
Access to Results: While Moodle provides basic feedback for assignments, overall course results are accessed via the Bluecastle portal. Students can also contact the Student Registry via email to request copies of their transcript.
Academic Appeal Policy and Process: Students are entitled to appeal against decisions made by the Exam Board or other academic body on issues of student progression, assessment and awards. Please note that such appeals are on a case to case basis and for more information, kindly access the following link: https://www.nottingham.edu.my/CurrentStudents/StudentRegistry/Academic-Appeals-and-Academic-Misconduct/index.aspx
Minimum Class Size: These courses are highly interactive and as such to ensure effective discussion and good class dynamism, the minimum class size will be 15 students per class. In the event that the class cannot commence due to the enrolment rate, applicants will be informed at least 2 weeks before programme commencement and refunded their application fee.
Other Relevant Links: Students are strongly advised to refer to relevant information at the following links.
- Nottingham’s Quality Assurance framework (as detailed at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/academicservices/qualitymanual/aboutthequalitymanual.aspx).
- Nottingham Academic Misconduct Policy (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/academicservices/qualitymanual/assessment/academic-misconduct.aspx)
- Quality Manual (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/quality-manual/)