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MA Education (Leadership and Management) MA Education (Teaching and Learning)

Programme Overview

Middlesex University Dubai offers you the opportunity to undertake a part-time, postgraduate degree directly related to your work in the educational field. The programme›s individual design is aimed at helping you achieve change in an educational field of your choosing, whether you are teacher, an administrator, or indeed anyone with a professional interest in education. Therefore it is relevant to all levels of the education spectrum: including primary, secondary and tertiary education. The courses cover a wide range of educational theory and practice, and introduce you to educational research methods.

 

The MA Education offers you the unique ability to choose your area of specialisation through opting for the MA Education (Leadership and Management) or the MA Education (Teaching and Learning). The initial areas of study are the same in each case so you can choose your area of specialisation in your dissertation.

 

The MA Education research process prioritises problem-solving, with a strong emphasis on design as the medium of change. The application of theory is channelled through models relevant to education, leadership and management. Strategies relevant to action theory and discourse will greatly assist you in structuring your project/dissertation, which owes much of its success to collaborative sessions with tutors and other students. You will also have ample opportunity to relate your studies to your own professional practice as you complete the assignments in the programme.

How is the course delivered?

Duration and Attendance

 

Modules 1 and 2 are taught modules with classes each week over a 24-week academic year. These classes are held in the evenings (6.30-9.30pm). Generally there are 2 evenings of lectures each week for modules 1 and 2. Module 3 is mainly conducted through individual supervision, although there will be some scheduled research methods workshop.

All modules are assessed by coursework, which is a portfolio for Modules 1 and 2 and the dissertation for Module 3.

 

 

Programme content

 

Both the MA Education (Leadership and Management) and the MA Education (Teaching and Learning) have 3 compulsory modules of 60 credit points each.

 

Module 1: Developing Teaching and Learning

 

This module aims to look at the structure of learning within our education systems. It also aims to challenge thinking about how learning takes place in schools and colleges. It is designed for those who are interested in exploring ways of developing high quality teaching and learning where students are empowered to take responsibility for their learning.  These issues will be examined and critically assessed from a theoretical and practical perspective. Each participant will carry out a small-scale research project on one area of your own educational practice, the outcomes of which will be disseminated and have an impact on your whole institutional approach to learning.

This module is a blended course which involves workshops, independent study and active involvement in on-line discussions.

 

Module 2: Developing Leadership and Management in Education

 

Developing Leadership and Management in Education is an exciting module which discusses and explores key aspects of educational leadership and management. These issues will be examined and critically assessed from a theoretical and practical perspective, drawing on aspects such as team working, organisational culture, managing change, emotional intelligence, policy implementation and evaluation.

This module is a blended course which involves workshops, independent study and active involvement in on-line discussions.

 

Module 3: Dissertation

In this module you will choose a topic for your dissertation which is a substantial piece of research you will conduct with the aid of a supervisor. Your dissertation will be expected to display mastery of a complex and specialised areas of knowledge and the ability to bring research ideas, enquiry and analysis into synthesis in a written form. You will also be expected to demonstrate critical and analytical reference to your own field of criticism and enquiry. The choice of your dissertation topic will determine the title of your degree: either MA Education (Leadership and Management) or MA Education (Teaching and Learning)

Programme structure

Start Finish

Module 1 September 2014 May 2015

Module 2 September 2015 May 2016

Module 3 May 2016 October 2016

 Cost

The full cost for both MA Education pathways is 50,000 AED. Flexible installment plans are available.