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Aberystwyth University: Education (Wales): Curriculum

Institution Aberystwyth University View institution profile
Department School of Education
Telephone 01970 622270
Study type Taught


The National MA Education (Wales): Curriculum at Aberystwyh University is a truly transformative and sector leading programme for educational professionals in Wales, from early career teachers to senior leaders with an interest in curriculum design, innovation and leadership. It will contribute directly to developing understanding of curriculum theory with a specific focus on the Curriculum for Wales. The National MA Education (Wales): Curriculum comes at a critical point in terms of educational policy and practice in Wales. With the implementation of the Curriculum for Wales there is a requirement for all educational professionals to deepen their understanding of working within and across the curriculum. This programme serves to provide further opportunities for practitioners to reflect and evaluate of their own practices regarding key theoretical and practical debates regarding curriculum design, implementation, and new models of leadership within educational contexts and settings.

The MA Education (Wales): Curriculum programme, which has been collaboratively developed by seven universities in Wales, through direct engagement with a variety of key stakeholders including Welsh Government, will ensure that all education professionals in Wales have the same high-quality opportunity to to deepen their understanding of curriculum theory, design, implementation, and leadership in all parts of the education system, engage with research and improve their professional practice.

In this programme, students will choose specialist modules in the area of Curriculum.

The course is 3 years part-time. There is no full-time option. The programme consists of 200 hours of study per 20 credit module, of which 22 will be contact hours. Learning will be a blend of online and face-to-face. Activities will be a combination of lectures, seminars, group activities and individual activities. Students on this course will join students on the same course at 6 other HEIs.

Entry Requirements Candidates must hold Qualified Teacher Status and be currently employed in the compulsory education sector in the UK.

Funding Funding opportunities may be available to those currently employed in the compulsory education sector in Wales, subject to confirmation from the Welsh Government.


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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth UniversityThe University and Town  

Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. The University offers a range of research and taught postgraduate programmes, with students from across the world choosing to study here.  

Aberystwyth is a cosmopolitan market town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The University’s scenic location (part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere) provides a beautiful place to explore and unwind in-between studying.   

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