Masters | Postgraduate Course - Education: Science Education - Blended learning or distance learning MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2018/19 Full time UK/EU: £6,900 full-time International: £16,995 full-time For part time routes: 30 credit module UK/EU: £1,150 International: £2,830 60 credit module UK/EU: £2,300 International: £5,665
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Education: Science Education - Blended learning or distance learning MA

Study Details

MA 3 years part-time by blended learning or distance learning

Students with good scientific knowledge and related skills such as problem-solving, are not only equipped to better understand the world around them but also to excel in the jobs market. So why is it so difficult to get some students engaged? This specialism will help you develop strategies to get learners excited by science, and to improve your teaching techniques to get better results in the classroom.

The syllabus may include:

  • Diversity – explaining how factors such as gender, ethnicity, disability, culture and social background influence students’ interest in science. Designing lessons which account for diversity and get everyone engaged
  • Student involvement – giving students a voice in the way they are taught to get them interested and motivated to learn about science
  • Overcoming challenges – applying current learning theories to overcome particular challenges in teaching science - such as practical work, numeracy and literacy - to help learners achieve
  • Subject knowledge – expanding your knowledge of science teaching including the latest innovations and best practice
  • Lesson planning – learn how to plan and sequence your science lessons to achieve maximum impact

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • Preparing for Educational Research and Dissertation (60 credits)

Taught modules

  • EFPM323 Science Education for Diversity 30 Distance learning or blended learning
  • EFPM322 Planning for Understanding in Science 30 Distance learning or blended learning

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).  In addition to this, candidates should also have at least 3 months (or part time equivalent) relevant experience of working in an educational or other relevant setting (see individual specialism/module requirements).  

Please note, any applicant who is a trained teacher is assumed to have gained the necessary 3 months' experience during their training. 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.