University College Birmingham: Education and Learning

InstitutionUniversity College Birmingham
Department School of Education, Health and Community - MA/MSc/PGDip
Telephone 0121 232 4300
Study type Taught


**Course snapshot**

Teaching and learning is a hugely rewarding area in which to forge a career. UCB's Education and Learning MA course aims to further your knowledge of teaching-related and contextual studies and provide opportunities for you to explore current research and issues regarding working with children. Accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions - our course will help you to develop your academic and professional profile while gaining the proficiency to lead others and inform change within an organisation.

**Who’s the course for?**

Our course is for those who want to further develop their advanced skill set and learn how to deal efficiently with complex issues that may arise in the learning environment. It will enable you to hone your analytical skills, evaluating research and studies surrounding childhood theory and curriculum.

You will require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution. Candidates with relevant experience will be considered. If you have a PGCE with 60 credits, you can use these credits towards the course, meaning you could complete the course in 18 months (part-time).

**Why should I study the course?**

- You will develop your professional career in education as you specialise in the rewarding area of teaching and learning.

- You'll acquire advanced techniques for research which will prepare you to become a practitioner-researcher within your discipline.

- Our course provides you with the opportunity to undertake detailed exploration of current childhood issues, enabling you to apply what you have learned into practice in the workplace and to support field research.

- You will also be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.

**Great. Tell me some more**

This course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. You may also be eligible to receive a postgraduate loan.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, portfolio evidence, case study analysis and the development of online resources.

**What skills will I gain?**

Our course will help you learn advanced techniques for research and communication and how to apply them to the industry.

You will learn a variety of industry approaches around mentoring, professional practice and distance learning materials.

You will also be able to evaluate the effectiveness of industry trends and a variety of perspectives.

**What about the future?**

After completing this course, our past graduates have secured jobs as primary school teachers, nursery owners and managers as well as social workers and counsellors.

Graduating with this degree will enable you to go onto work in child-related organisations in:

- Education

- Welfare

- Leisure

- Advocacy

- Counselling

In such a diverse sector, many of our graduates go on to specialise in a specific area within learning and education, such as working with children with learning difficulties.


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