School of Education

  • MA Education

    The MA in Education is designed for teachers, lecturers and educational managers in primary, secondary and further and higher education, and for other professionals working in education, both in their early careers and with substantial experience in education. The course is concerned with the development of critical enquiry and reflection in the field of education, and the development of professional knowledge and expertise. You can study the course at either our Harcourt Hill campus or via distance learning. 

    As well as the  MA Education, we offer other specialised courses on the MA Education, they are:  MA Education – Childhood and Youth StudiesMA Education – TESOLMA Education – Leadership and Management ,  MA Education – SEND and  MA Education – Artist Teacher Practice.


    Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificates

    You can enrol on the full MA Education or take a staged approach. You can study the Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate. Giving you credits you can apply to the full MA Education. So you're in an advanced position on your MA Education course.

  • On this course, you'll enhance your understanding, skills and expertise in relation to children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH).

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    You will develop your understanding of the 2014 national curriculum in respect of Reading for Pleasure. You will focus on understanding how texts are constructed using a range of narrative modes and how this aspect of your subject knowledge can be employed in the primary classroom to develop children’s abilities to read a range of texts for pleasure. You will also explore a variety of texts currently available including classic texts; comics; novels in verse form; literature in translation and interactive texts.

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    This course is aimed at middle-management level leaders in schools (heads of department, key stage co-ordinators, pastoral managers). It provides an overview of up-to-date research and educational theory to inform the process of leadership and management. It also offers opportunities for the practical application of theory in a school setting.

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    The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination is a mandatory course for new SENCOs and for SENCOs presently working in this role. The course covers policy and practice, teaching and learning and managing issues in SEN.

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    This course focuses on children in English-speaking schools, whose first language is not English. You will analyse the needs and support of the development of children in second languages settings.

    There will be opportunities to discuss theories of bilingualism and to develop an appreciation of the links between first and second language, identity and self-esteem and the emotional experiences of the EAL child. Alternative practices and pedagogies will be evaluated with consideration given to the beliefs, theories and attitudes to language and the EAL learner that underpin teacher choices of approach.

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    This course is designed for experienced teachers and graduate teaching assistants working with children and young people with literacy difficulties. You will study alternative perspectives on literacy difficulties, managing literacy difficulties in schools and the assessment and intervention where literacy difficulties are present.

    The course is organised by Oxford Brookes in partnership with Oxfordshire Local Authority.

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    The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) is the national programme of continuing professional development courses for artist teachers. If you are working in Art education this scheme provides opportunities for you to review and develop your personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice.

    The programme is based on the central belief that educators of art, design and craft who maintain and develop their own creative practice can be significantly more effective professionally and more likely to be satisfied with their educational work.

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    On this PGCert in Childhood and Youth Studies you will explore today’s children, youth and families - and develop your practice to value every child.

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