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University of Bolton
Education is fundamental to the future of our young people and the success of our economy. The need for highly trained, passionate and multi-skilled educationalists has never been greater. Aimed at existing education professionals, this course allows you to tailor your studies to meet your individual professional development needs. With a choice of modules covering key areas in education, you can access the knowledge required to achieve higher levels of responsibility and greater satisfaction in your work.
We aim to help you develop an enhanced and critical awareness of current key issues in the education sector, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin best practice in education. As well as reflecting on your own professional practice, we’ll encourage and guide you in formulating creative solutions to complex educational problems.
Our highly experienced and research active team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent master’s-level project. You’ll also have the chance to develop enhanced key skills in line with your personal and professional development needs; for instance, team working and leadership, problem solving, autonomy and professional accountability.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The MEd Professional Development in Education course is an advanced course that focuses on the professional development needs of experienced educationalists. This course offers you the opportunity to develop a range of in-depth skills that are valuable in a number of management and senior roles in education.
A master’s course at the University of Bolton will also help you to develop a range of career-enhancing skills in addition to your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. These include interpersonal skills, research skills, oral and written skills, independent working, and time management skills.
This is a generic master’s award suitable for anyone with a wide-ranging interest in education. It focuses on preparing you to manage and lead programme development and engage with pedagogical research. Successful completion of this course will support your career progression and opportunities exist as directors and senior leaders in teaching and learning organisations, such as higher education, further education, schools as well as in the lifelong learning sector.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone to enter a range of other careers, and for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £4,680 for the academic year 2022/23.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £12,950 for the academic year 2022/23.
Please note, the total course fee for a Home student starting this course in 2021/22 will be £5,400. As this is an 18 month course, the fees are £3,600 for the first year and £1,800 for the final semester.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for â€˜Homeâ€™ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for â€˜Homeâ€™ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2022-2023 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a studentâ€™s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases â€“ measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton MEd Professional Development in Education - 19 September 2022
The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.
How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:
Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email email@example.com
Apply online: University of Bolton MEd Professional Development in Education - 19 September 2022 (Intake not currently accepting international applications)
This course is designed to help you develop and build on your current knowledge and experience as an education practitioner. Experience and practice underpinned by informed research are valued and drawn upon throughout.
We’ll use a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies on this course. These may include lectures, presentations, seminars, workshops, collaborative discussion and group work, debates and tutorials. You can also expect a range of assessment methods, such as essays, reports, presentations, portfolios and course work. Your learning journey will be supported by the intensive use of technology and multimedia resources.
Personal and independent study is essential and you should expect to devote a significant amount of time to the course.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 84%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 16%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative â€˜optional modulesâ€™ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
Programme Leader for the English Pre Sessional and International Foundation programmes
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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