Postgraduate taught

MA Technology, Creativity and Thinking in Education - 2021 entry

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UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year September 2020
Contact

Programme Director Dr Judith Kleine-Staarman
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Phone:
+44 (0)1392 723192

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree – other qualifications and experience may be accepted

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Campus St Luke's Campus
Discipline Education

Overview

  • You’ll study a range of topics such as thinking skills and creativity in the internet age, educational technology and communication
  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding around approaches to learning and teaching which meets the needs of 21st Century learners
  • Our Education Studies module will provide you with a thorough grounding in education research, theory and practice
  • You will have the option to choose an education placement module
  • Our cultural programme gives you opportunities to network and learn new skills by attending workshops with performing arts companies as well as craft-focused arts workshops and even a pop-up choir!
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6th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education and influencer of national education policy

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*.

Top 150 in the world for Education

QS World University Rankings 2019.

Home to one of the largest Education libraries in the UK

Optional education placement

Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent). While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and information on English language requirements.

We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in education and any relevant work experience.

Some modules require Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and information on English language requirements.

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Course content

The MA in Technology, Creativity and Thinking develops a critical and reflective programme of work for individuals who would like to enhance their understanding and knowledge around approaches to learning and teaching which meet the needs of learners in the 21st century.

Our programme will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding in approaches related to technology, creativity and thinking in education, prepare you for further (professional) research and provide a firm foundation for developing your career in education and associated disciplines.

The two core modules of the programme will work together to enable students to apply new educational theories and insights from cutting edge research to practical learning situations around the topics such as educational technology, communication, creativity and thinking.

You must take 180 credits in total to qualify with an MA qualification. This will either consist of taught modules to the value of 120 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits, or a combination of modules, dissertation and accredited prior learning or experience.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

UK/EU fees per year:

£7,500 full time

International fees per year:

£18,500 full time

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our Masters programmes.

Careers

The flexibility of this programme means it is ideal for students from a range of subject, professional and career backgrounds including teachers, lecturers, administrators, education advisors, or other related professions. This degree also offers excellent progression – visit our EdD pages for more information about undertaking a Professional Doctorate.

Students considering an academic career and progression to PhD are advised to undertake the MSc Educational Research.

Graduate destinations

The University has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students compete very successfully in the employment market. Our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in the UK and overseas with examples given below.

Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations listed below are independent and do not correspond.

Job Titles

  • Teacher
  • Subject Specialist Teacher (including music, arts, drama)
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Head of Department
  • Arts Manager
  • Educational Therapist
  • Education Officer
  • Dyslexia Assessor
  • Headteacher/Principal
  • Education Consultant
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Lecturer

Employers

  • Ofsted
  • Devon Education Authority
  • Jersey States Education Department
  • Plymouth City Council
  • FEA Training and Development Centre
  • Camden LEA
  • Exeter College
  • Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Danish National School of Contemporary Dance
  • Ministry of Education, Cyprus
  • Saltash Community School
  • University of Reading

Career support

Careers support including skills training, internships, jobs vacancies, employment fairs and other events is available through the Career Zone.

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