MA Education (Leadership and Management) - Part Time
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    MA Education (Leadership and Management) Part-Time

    This programme is for those professionals employed in educational or training organisations, contributing to the educational or training process. This is a part-time, integrated course for education professionals to focus their inquiry, research and scholarship activity on developing practice that is more effective and raising achievement in their particular area.

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    • Overview - Why Sign Up?

      The programme is designed in a manner that assignments are built into your working practice, towards maximising impact on standards of teaching, leadership and management in education. All modules are based upon gaining knowledge of best practice through research and literature, implementing this and researching the effect or impact. Participants are encouraged to focus assignments on identified institutional and personal needs and to use practitioner action inquiry and reflective practice as a learning model.

      Graduates of the programme gain professional skills and attributes such as:

      • Engagement with e-learning environments;
      • Recognising your professional insight and expertise;
      • Developing the skills and outlook of a practitioner-researcher.
    • Course Highlights

      • The field of Education is changing rapidly. This programme develops your skills to use professional and theoretical knowledge and findings from published research to inform and enhance your professional practice.
      • This programme aims to develop evidence-based educational practitioners, so that they can improve their own practice and can make a significant contribution to improving educational practice and raising achievement in their specialist area.
      • The MA Education (Leadership and Management) program is offered part-time, as either a two-year fast track study mode option, or a three-year study mode option. This decision needs to be made at the time of admission to the programme.

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    What will you study on the MA Education (Leadership and Management) Programme?

    The programme is comprised of three modules, studied part-time in the evening. Each module is studied for a year, and if successful, the participant will progress to the next module; with the last being a compulsory Dissertation. This way a participant normally completes the programme over three years. You may choose to take Module 1 and Module 2 concurrently in the same year to avail the fast track study mode option which allows you to complete the programme in two years. This decision needs to be made at the time of admission to the programme.

    All participants will be enrolled on the MA course but may choose to opt out at the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma stage.  Study is undertaken at Masters (Level 7) throughout. As the programme is at postgraduate level, we expect participants to study independently and take responsibility for their own progress in their studies.

    Credit can be awarded for accredited prior certificate learning, subject to conditions, and consideration will be made case-by-case based on your submitted application form.

    • Associated Modules

      • Developing Effective Teaching and Learning (60 credits)

        This module aims to challenge and encompass thinking and professional practice by critically examining selected theory and practice of teaching and learning; developing and improving selected aspects of teaching and learning practice thereby to improve educational outcomes; experiencing professional development through practitioner research models.

        The summative assessment of this module will be based on the production of an evidence-based e-portfolio of approximately 12,000 words, displaying the QAA level 7 descriptors derived from the programme learning activities and module learning outcomes.

      • Developing Effective Leadership and Management in Education (60 credits)

        This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in effective leadership and management in education, whilst examining current thinking and how educational workplaces are managed.  It seeks to engage you in critical discussion to enable you to apply selected leadership and management strategies to an improvement project in the educational environment you operate.

        The summative assessment of this module will be based on the production of an evidence-based e-portfolio of approximately 12,000 words, displaying the QAA level 7 descriptors derived from the programme learning activities and module learning outcomes.

      • Dissertation (60 credits)

        The Dissertation is the culmination of the students work on the MA Education (Leadership and Management) programme. Supported by your module coordinator, supervisors and advisors, it is an individual undertaking and the final responsibility to display your ability to plan and conduct an ethical research study in education, displaying mastery of a complex and specialised area of knowledge. Having previously completed 120 credits at Masters (M) level the participants will apply their knowledge and research skills learnt to demonstrate critical and analytical reference to their own field of criticism and enquiry, and expertise in conducting specialised, advanced research skills, presentation, interpretation and analysis.

        The summative assessment for this module will be a research project/dissertation of 20,000 words (+ or – 10%), displaying the QAA level 7 descriptors derived from the programme learning activities and module learning outcomes.

    What will you gain?

    • You will graduate as a specialist in Education (Leadership and Management).
    • This is a tailor-made Master’s degree to better satisfy the needs of local educators, rectors and inspectors.
    • This programme is at the forefront of good practice in education, you will develop new insights to be creative and original in dealing with current practical problems.
    • Many participants gain promotions. Others use evidence collected from the assignments as evidence for enhanced practice when applying for new posts.
    • Participants report a close connection between what they have studied and how their practice has improved.

    Please note that the MA Education (Leadership and Management) programme is not a route into teaching and does not award qualified teacher status (QTS) in Mauritius or the UK.

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    About the MDX Mauritius Campus

    Our new campus demonstrates what can be achieved when all stakeholders share a clear vision. The concept was developed by a London architect, Graham Wilson, who also is credited for developing many of Middlesex buildings in Hendon.

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    Fees and Funding

    Course fees are subject to annual inflation. An international Admin Fee is also applicable for international students. For more details, see link to respective fees and payment plans below.

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    • Teaching and Learning

      You will be actively involved in a range of learning and teaching approaches as part of the degree.  Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning, so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities.  In addition, you can arrange one to one sessions with your personal tutor or module leader. You will also have access to and use resources to support your learning including library support, a broad range of available software on loan throughout your course.

      During each module (level 7), your weekly timetable will typically consist of:

      • 2 hours of lectures held on one weekday evening (5-7pm) at Uniciti.
      • Engagement with e-learning materials.
      • The dissertation module includes meetings with your final year research supervisor.

      Independent Learning

      When not attending your teaching sessions mentioned above, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on projects, undertaking research, and preparing for assessments including presentations and coursework. Your independent learning is supported by the facilities available including the library, Study Rooms and online materials accessible via MyUniHub.

      Overall Workload

      Your overall workload will include the activities listed above, with each credit completed being equated to 10 hours of study time. On the MA Education (Leadership and Management) programme you will complete 60 credits per module. This equates to 600 hours of study time per module. Study is undertaken at Masters (Level 7) throughout. As the programme is at postgraduate level, we expect participants to study independently and take responsibility for their own progress in their studies.

      Academic Support

      You will have access to academic support services that assist you in the following areas;

      • Study Skills, including academic writing, reading and numeracy skills.
      • Employability, with workshops and tutorials on CV writing, interview and presentation skills.
      • Library Support, including sessions on finding, and choosing the right resources and software and tutorials on referencing and plagiarism.
      • Progression and Support Advisors to assist you if you experience difficulties with your studies.

      More information on how to access these services would be provided to you at your induction.

      Teaching Staff

      You will be taught by an experienced teaching team who possess the expertise, knowledge and experience closely aligned to the content of the modules on offer. The team includes academics, professional practitioners, and technical staff.

    • Assessment

      The course will provide you with opportunities to interrogate your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental.

      There is formal ‘summative’ assessment as part of the module, towards the end of the module. Assessment is by coursework only – this includes project reports and other written work. The grades from your final Dissertation counts towards your programme classification. Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based on feedback from an external examiner.

      Percentage of course assessed by coursework

      The MA Education (Leadership and Management) programme is assessed wholly through coursework, there are no exams.

      Level 7

      100% Coursework (no examination)

      Developing Effective Teaching and Learning

      The summative assessment of this module will be based on the production of an e-portfolio of evidence of approximately 12,000 words, displaying the QAA level 7 descriptors derived from the programme learning activities and module learning outcomes. This assessment is marked Pass or Fail.

      Developing Effective Leadership and Management in Education

      The summative assessment of this module will be based on the production of an e-portfolio of evidence of approximately 12,000 words, displaying the QAA level 7 descriptors derived from the programme learning activities and module learning outcomes. This assessment is marked Pass or Fail.

      Dissertation

      The summative assessment for this module will be a research project/dissertation of 20,000 words (+ or – 10%), displaying the QAA level 7 descriptors derived from the programme learning activities and module learning outcomes. This assessment is graded. The grades from your final Dissertation counts towards your programme classification.

      Feedback

      You will receive feedback on formative assessment and written summative assessments. Feedback is intended to help you learn and progress, and you are encouraged to review and discuss your feedback with your module or personal tutor.

      We will aim to provide you with feedback within 15-21 working days of submission.

      Details of progression and pass marks for assessment can be found in the university regulations.

    How can the MA Education (Leadership and Management) Programme support your career?

    The course is designed to enable participants to enhance their career development. Many participants gain promotions. Others use evidence collected from the assignments as evidence for enhanced practice when applying for new posts. Participants report a close connection between what they have studied and how their practice has improved. This programme is at the forefront of good practice in education, you will develop new insights to be creative and original in dealing with current practical problems.

    The last three years at MDX have been an exciting experience. The MA Education (Leadership and Management) programme has empowered me to ponder over the different aspects of my own teachings. It has helped to raise the quality of teaching and learning taking place in my classroom. This course has been enriching and has given me the opportunity to be an autonomous researcher and a lifelong learner. It has provided all the appropriate support and environment for my personal growth.

    Hanna Khodabocus, Alumnus, MA Education (Leadership and Management)

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