Our Master's degree in Pedagogy is designed to enable teachers and other education professionals to develop research-informed practice.
Why study Education: Pedagogy ?
This degree is designed for anyone involved in teaching and learning. There's a choice of modes of delivery to meet the needs of practitioners in all locations and phases of schooling: face-to-face, blended (combining elements of intensive face-to-face learning on study days with online learning) or an online programme. The programme offers teachers and other education professionals - including teaching assistants, mentors and librarians - a choice of pathways related to their practice, at any stage of career. The programme supports learning and develops your ability to reflect critically on classroom practice. The focus throughout the degree is on developing pedagogical understanding as reflective practitioners. You'll gain a wider understanding of key issues in the field of education.You'll also develop a critical understanding of research methodology as you plan and conduct a small-scale enquiry into an issue of your own choice. This will enable you to further your own understanding of your practice.
Why St Mary's?
Building on our long tradition of excellence in teacher education, we provide a flexible approach to this professional Master’s degree. In addition to being delivered at the university and as a distance programme, it's also taught in school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools, offering the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own context. The timing of taught sessions and tutorials can be arranged to meet the needs of the students. The programme offers six distinctive pathways: Literacy, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Dyslexia, and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
Teaching methods include lectures and group seminars along with individual tutorials.
A range of types of assessment are used, including reflective journals, case studies, portfolios, research proposals, academic papers, oral presentations and a final dissertation.
- The variety of modes of delivery enables working practitioners to engage with the MA in the way that best suits their preferred learning style.
- This course is based in the students’ own practice and is therefore highly relevant to their professional role and context.
- The choice of pathways enable students to specialise in an area of direct relevance to their practice.