Masters | Postgraduate Course - Creative Arts in Education MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 Full time UK/EU: £7,200 full-time International: £17,700 full-time For part time routes: 30 credit module UK/EU: £1,200 International: £2,950 60 credit module UK/EU: £2,400 International: £5,850
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Creative Arts in Education MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time

The MA Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.

The MA Creative Arts in Education provides you with the opportunity to understand how the arts develop creative and aesthetic understanding, offer personal and communal voice within different cultural contexts, contribute to effective educational futures and are linked to personal educational progression. This programme will help you to encourage creativity via the arts, understand the variety of roles the arts in education might take, and consider how arts teaching can benefit other areas of the curriculum and promote inclusion. Unique in integrating approaches to drama, music, dance and visual art, this MA includes visits to arts education settings such as schools and galleries, as well as interactions with key cultural organisations. You may also specialise in a particular art form.

Module details

Core modules

150 credits of core modules. 

  • TBC Education Studies 30
  • TBC Arts Education Theory, Practice and Potential 30
  • TBC Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing it 30
  • EFPM308 Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation 60

Optional modules
30 credits from the following.

  • TBC Debating the Big Questions in Education 30
  • TBC Education Professional Placement Module 30
  • TBC Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing it 30
  • TBC Technology and Education Futures 30
  • TBC Education Policy 30

Entry Requirements

The MA in Education and its constituent parts are normally offered to qualified professionals (usually in Education) and those with equivalent. Applicants shall normally hold a good first degree UK Upper Second Class Honours or above, or Masters level credits (eg. PGCE) in a relevant discipline (see individual specialism/module requirements). 

Please note, any applicant who does not meet the formal qualification element of the entry criteria but has at least 6 months’ experience of working in an educational or other relevant setting (see individual specialism/module requirements) will still be considered.  All applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements for postgraduate study. 

Some full-time specialisms require Disclosure & Barring Service checks and some modules require specific experience and/or current practice. Recent Exeter PGCE graduates can gain accelerated entry to the MA in Education. 

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

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 to a professional doctorate.