Masters | Postgraduate Course - Language and Literacy in Education by Blended learning MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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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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Language and Literacy in Education by Blended learning MA

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MA 3 years part-time by blended learning

The MA in Language and Literacy Education is designed to develop your understanding of the theoretical foundations of teaching reading and writing, and the pedagogical implications of this.  It focuses principally on language and literacy education in the compulsory school phases, but would nonetheless have relevance to post-compulsory educators, and to educators engaged in language and literacy education in non-school settings.

The core modules of the programme address reading and writing, and engage you in critical enquiry in your school, or other settings, with an emphasis on improving the outcomes of learners in reading and writing.  At the same time, however, a distinctive feature of the programme is that each of the core modules also focuses on your own personal development, looking at children’s literature and reading for pleasure, and engaging you in undertaking your own creative writing. 

Module details

Core modules
150 credits of core modules. 

  • TBC Education Studies 30
  • EFPM321 Reading the World 30
  • EFPM318 Writing the Future 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 Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing it 30
  • TBC Technology and Education Futures 30
  • EFPM327 Independent Study 30

*Some optional modules may only be available by distance study option

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.