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  • 1. Pushing the boundaries of Education. Postgraduate Taught Programmes

2. ContentsIn todays complex world practitioners, managers and senior executives need to master a wide range of skills. WeStudying in the School of Education 4 provide this knowledge to our studentsProgrammes 6 and combine excellence in teaching with cutting edge research and consultancy.MA(Ed) Dissertation through Flexible Study 7MSc Education 9MSc Education Practice and Innovation10 If you choose to study at Southampton, you will As a student of the School you will be taught by some ofMSc Education Management and Leadership 12 work with internationally respected academics and the countrys leading researchers, providing you withMSc Education Specific Learning Differences 15 experience world-leading research as it happens. Ouran exhilarating and challenging learning environment. wide selection of postgraduate taught courses offersYou will have access to the latest knowledge andEdD Doctorate of Education16 you the chance to benefit from intensive teaching while findings, presented by academics at the forefront ofMPhil Research Methodology18 building on the skills and knowledge gained duringtheir disciplines. your first degree.Integrated PhD Programme19 At Southampton, we are proud of our excellent The School of Education offers a range of high qualityfacilities and the services that we guarantee to all ourSouthampton 20 postgraduate degrees described in this brochure students. Whether you need advice on paying tuitionThe University of Southampton 22 from Education Practice and Innovation, Education fees, help finding an obscure book, access to the Management and Leadership,to Education Specific internet, a dentist, or language lessons, we have theInternational Students24 Learning Differences. technology, services and resources to ensure that yourCareers 26 time with us is stimulating and productive. In the latest assessment by the Quality AssuranceMaking an application 28 Agency, which monitors the standards of teaching in the UK, we were awarded the highest level ofHow to find us30 achievement for the standard of our educational provision.2 www.southampton.ac.uk/education3 3. Studying in theProgramme structures: the majority our programmes consist of aset of taught modules assessed by coursework plus a final dissertation.School of Education To support your progression there are a series of dissertation studiessessions which provide you with the opportunity to approach yourresearch in a structured way. These sessions are designed to developstudy skills and a suitable plan for your independent inquiry.Full-time, part-time and flexible studyCase-studiesFull-time study typically follows a schedule of one or You will be presented with different case studiestwo evenings a week although this can vary depending that reflect the reality of decision making andon the programme.problem solving activities in todays organisational environment. The case studies are selected to reflectPart-time study is normally based on the same the specific needs of your programme or module oftimetable as our full-time programmes in a convenient study.pattern consistent with a two-year completion period.Part-time study involves an average of four evenings Learning alongside other studentsattendance at the School per month during term-timeThroughout your time with us you will be workingbetween October and May. A non-assessed enrichment alongside fellow students from a wide range of culturalprogramme can also be arranged, including attendance and geographical backgrounds. This is a powerfulat our professional themes lectures and research resource and we are particularly keen to encourageseminars.you to set up learning networks with other students that may extend beyond the time of your study atFlexible study is tailored to met your needs, with Southampton.tutorials negotiated with your supervisor. You will be expected to learn to communicate withHow will you learn? each other as well as your lecturers in a variety ofYour understanding of the subjects covered and your contexts. During group lectures you may be given theability to use the knowledge and skills gained will be opportunity to discuss a specific problem or complete aenhanced through a variety of methods and strategies. task in small groups, often with people who are sittingThese also aim to promote continuing professional alongside you. The possible answers would be shareddevelopment. Some of the key learning approaches by the group as guided by your teacher. You will bethat you will experience as a student in the School will an active learner through taking part in small groupinclude: discussions and offering your views on many occasions.Group work E-learningGroup work is recognised as vital in your development E-learning facilities are provided through a learningwhen looking forward to, or continuing in, a environment called Blackboard which enables accessprofessional role. You will be supported in learning to many additional resources and supporting learninghow to form and maintain group cohesiveness to materials. The School also provides a dedicated websiteachieve clearly defined outcomes, such as a report, a with links for online learning support.group presentation or a combination of both. Groupwork will be managed through different ways reflecting Student Support Service for Learningapproaches you may well experience in the work place.We will help support your learning needs throughoutIn some cases you will be grouped by the lecturer andyour time of study. We will provide an inductionat other times you will have the task to form your own programme as well as individual support in study skills,group. where appropriate. You will also be allocated a personal tutor to support your academic development.The new School of Education Building, Highfield Campus4 www.southampton.ac.uk/education 5 4. Programmes MA(Ed) Dissertation through Flexible Study As an innovative and flexible alternative to aBespoke programme traditionally taught Masters programme. The If a School, College or other body or institution Flex offers you an opportunity to develop yourhas a group of staff they wish to follow a Masters knowledge and expertise, typically throughprogramme, we would invite them to contact the independent study and small-scale research, Programme Tutor to discuss how the MA Ed by leading to your dissertation. We can accommodateDissertation through Flexible Study may be tailored to a wide range of educational topics. You are assignedmeet both the institutions and participants needs. a specialist supervisor with whom you negotiate patterns of support. You need to submit a proposalKey facts with your application but we are happy to discuss Start date: Flexible start dates normally enrolling at the your ideas first if you contact us. start of the next available semester. To succeed on the Flex, you have to be highly Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year selfmotivated, have excellent organisational and studyPart-time 2 Years skills and be able to work independently. Entry requirements: A good honours degree from Assessmenta recognised university. Students will usually have The titles and content of your assignments areprofessional experience relating to their area of study. flexible and will be arrived at through discussionYou will need to be able to demonstrate a disposition and agreement. While assignments are traditionallyconsistent with an ability to work independently in your essay based, they do not have to be, so this too can be chosen area of study. You will also need to submit an initial negotiated with your supervisor.dissertation project proposal of about 500 words. Programme structure Language requirements: See page 28 You will complete three assignments plus a Studying in the School: See page page 4 dissertation. Teaching is tailored to meet your needs through tutorials which are flexible and can be Fees: Visit the School web site arranged outside normal University hours. Small- Career destinations: Education professionals and group support can be offered if appropriate. Regular those involved in professional education and training, attendance at classes is not normally required. consultancies, organisational management, charity However, if appropriate, you may attend any of the sector, line management positions. available masters modules offered in the School of Education. The Hartley Library6www.southampton.ac.uk/education7 5. Paul Robinson, MSc EducationMSc AlumnusI chose my course as I felt it would broaden the scope of my work as a teacher. After teaching The MSc Education currently provides twoPathway modules (choose two)Mathematics for 15 years my course provided an opportunity to learn new skills.dedicated pathways leading the award of MScMSc Education Management and Leadership Education Management and Leadership or MSc Management and Leadership Education Practice and Innovation depending on Leadership in educationTeaching in an 11-18 School as a full-time teacher is Starting into the course I was a bit daunted by some your module selection. It is also possible to gain a Organisation and governance of educationaldemanding and finding the additional time to studyof the work but this was soon manageable. The more generic MSc Education. institutionspart-time for an MSc and still take a full role in family experiences of others on the course became part of thelife I have three young children -needed carefullearning. The amount of material that was immediatelyThe overall aim of this programme is to examine orconsideration. Courses are held at very convenientuseful was staggering and I couldnt really put it all critically the relationship between educational MSc Education Practice and Innovationtimes over the two years and I resolved to keep myinto practice at once. However, over the two years research and educational practice in a range of Context of lifelong and work-related