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Postgraduate study at Huddersfield 2017/18

Education Studies and Continuing Professional Development


Postgraduate study with

one big plus after another EMPLOYABILITY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING PIONEERING RESEARCH ACCREDITATION FLEXIBILITY FUTURE PROSPECTS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT INSPIRING COMMUNITY STRONG SECTOR LINKS PASSION TAILORED LEARNING OUTSTANDING SUPPORT

WELCOME If you’re looking to pursue a career working within the education and training sectors or aspiring to develop your practice, explore new ideas and bring about change, then we could be your perfect choice. Outstanding teaching, access to our wide ranging professional networks plus the latest research findings all help ensure our students are able to equip themselves with the most relevant knowledge and skills needed within the workplace. Not only that, many of our courses are offered on a flexible full- or part-time basis to ensure you’re able to work toward your qualification around your existing commitments. By choosing to study with the University of Huddersfield you’ll join an inspiring, passionate and committed community focused on making your studies as enjoyable, rewarding and successful as possible. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Making a difference to the future prospects of individuals and ensuring their personal development is both rewarding and worthwhile. The School of Education and Professional Development has developed a range of taught postgraduate courses, plus we supervise research degrees across a whole host of related subject areas to ensure this ever-evolving sector is continuously developed by a professional workforce. Teaching excellence You’ll be taught and supported by an outstanding team. In fact we’ve been ranked in the top ten in the Guardian Guide for Education 2017 for the seventh year running.

Our staff also bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. Many are prominent researchers and are actively involved in looking at new policies and development projects. Professional links Our professional network includes links with schools, colleges, early years settings and local authorities. These links not only offer you real-life experience whilst you’re studying, but play a major role in developing course content through collaboration and guest lectures.

All our courses are developed with the involvement of professional partners from the field. These partners continue to be actively involved in course development through supporting student placements, participating in guest lectures and committees.

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Pioneering research We’ve a reputation for delivering consistently outstanding educational research. In fact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an impressive 94% of our research was deemed to be world class or of international significance. Research is integral to our reputation for developing the best and brightest professionals whilst also addressing the needs of employers and the community. All our research is fed directly back into course content and shared across our academic community.

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Outstanding teaching team we’ve been ranked in the top ten in the Guardian Guide for Education 2017 for the seventh year running.

UK’s leading university for the receipt of National Teaching Fellowships to mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education for the past eight years.

In the REF 2014, 94% of the School of Education and Professional Development’s research was deemed to be world class or of international significance.

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Education MA

AT A GLANCE Duration September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

This course is for those considering a professional role within the field of education or looking to further their skills in effective teaching and development, leadership, team working and research.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

You’ll focus on developing your professional knowledge and understanding of practice related to your own particular context. You’ll have the opportunity to gain research skills and reflective awareness. The course is flexible giving you the chance to select modules that match your areas of interest and create a course to fit your needs. A further key component is the ability to exchange and share learning with and from others; you’ll have ample opportunities to work with students from a wide range of disciplines and organisations. The course can help you progress into middle and senior management roles within a wide range of educational settings.

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“Studying on this course has really opened my eyes to all the different aspects of life that education touches upon; our society, culture, how we learn and develop and ultimately our economy. Since starting my studies I’ve developed a much broader view of the world and it’s helped me to understand more about myself, other people and why we are all so different. My own self confidence has also really grown. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced what it means to truly study before starting at Huddersfield and I now feel really inspired to continue my learning.” Ngoc Huyen Education MA

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International Education MA

AT A GLANCE Duration

Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation MA

September and January start 1 year full-time

Entry requirements

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

The course allows you to explore the impact of globalisation on education policy, evaluate the place of education in economic development and look at international influences on teaching and learning. During this course you’ll have the opportunity to investigate the impact of globalisation on education policy making and on education systems. You’ll examine the latest issues in global education and training, looking particularly at how the characteristics of globalisation are defining the way countries develop and how they participate in the economic world order. You’ll also consider the place of education in economic development and analyse how education can support social justice and society. The course is flexible allowing you to choose from a range of options to develop a course to suit your needs. You’ll be able to choose modules that expand your knowledge of teaching, training and human resource development and that match your role to help you progress as an informed and reflective professional.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification or professional relevant experience.

Additional criteria

If you’re a teacher, trainer or learning technologist looking to enhance your skills around the integration, research and management of technology to enhance learning, then this course could be for you. You’ll explore the use of technology in your particular field, develop technical skills, including blogs, wikis and other social media, deepen your understanding of frameworks and look at how technology can enhance and support learning. Much of your work is project based with outcomes of direct relevance and benefit to your particular teaching or training setting. A strong interest in developing teaching using information and communication technology is key - being an IT expert is not.

“The focus on student-centred learning is fascinating and really different to the way in which we teach in China. I’ve had the opportunity to learn about these teaching methods and theories and also how to apply them to real situations. Through all of this my confidence and my ability to communicate have really grown and I feel excited about improving teaching back at my own university. Being part of a group of students from across the world has really developed my understanding of education on an international footing.” Fiona Yunhan Chen International Education MA

Duration September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

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• A basic level of familiarity with ICT is assumed, although you do not need to possess programming or multimedia skills.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The course can be tailored to suit you. Choose from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.

“My specialism is technology enhanced learning; how technology is changing the learning process and at the same time offering enormous new teaching opportunities and methods. My research relates to the development of both staff and student’s digital learning capabilities and strategies. I teach across the professional development programme together with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, including teacher training, educational development and social cohesion. This combined practical experience, research and knowledge helps ensure our graduates progress with the most relevant skills and knowledge to successfully operate in the workplace.” Dr Liz Bennett Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Education and Professional Development

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Education and Professional Enquiry MA

AT A GLANCE Duration

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA

September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements • An honours degree (2:2 or above) in English, humanities or in a foreign language or an equivalent professional qualification.

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

The focus is on understanding some of the established models that can affect our professional lives and looking at ways to challenge some of these structures.

A further key component is the ability to exchange and share learning with and from others; you’ll have ample opportunities to work with students from a wide range of disciplines and organisations.

Examples might include learning styles, evaluation models and team roles. The course is flexible giving you the chance to select modules that match your areas of interest and create a course to fit your needs.

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For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Successful study at this level supports you in your current role, helps give you the confidence to tackle a wide range of workplace challenges and supports you in taking advantage of wider promotional and developmental opportunities. The course offers a recognised qualification, a broadening of horizons and a chance to pursue particular areas of interest.

Duration September and January start 1 year full-time

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at professionals working within related roles in the education and training sectors, including marketing, careers guidance and administration.

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This course is for UK and international graduates with no or limited professional teaching experience planning a career in English language teaching to children and adults.

You’ll develop your understanding of English language classroom practice from an international perspective, including lesson planning, development of learning resources and teaching and assessment methods, all of which prepares you for teaching across the globe. You’ll also develop research and evaluation skills and learn how to apply these to a range of professional contexts.

The course provides grounding in the theory and practice of teaching English as a second or foreign language. You’ll develop a core knowledge of the structure and meaning of English as a medium of communication and analyses the role of English from a social and cultural perspective.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The course allows you to gain interim awards at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level during your studies.

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Action Research for Education MA

AT A GLANCE Duration September and January start 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

Additional criteria • Experience of teaching, training or working in a relevant organisation.

If you’re currently working within the field of education, training or youth work and looking to progress your skills, specifically focusing on research and evaluation, then this course could be for you.

• Be in a work role which relates to learning and/or training.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

You’ll develop your understanding of how action research leads to improvements in learning and awareness of how effective personal development can contribute to raising standards within teaching and ultimately on learner achievements. The course is tailored, allowing you to choose from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner. This course combines making a difference in your particular teaching or training context with learning about how to undertake research in a systematic and rigorous manner. We also offer interim awards of Postgraduate Certificate upon the successful completion of Year 1 and Postgraduate Diploma at the end of Year 2.

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“My dissertation allowed me to focus on a live research project which aimed to improve teaching for pupils with the weakest numeracy. I also completed two shorter assignments as part of the course. Everything was focused on improving current practice within my school.

“I’m a Music and Drama teacher at Salendine Nook High School in Huddersfield and working on a project to help our students improve how they revise. This has made for a great action research project. I’m able to get the theoretical and practical support in terms of research and at the same time implement some of the research findings, analyse the results and then look at other strategies that would support students.” Hayley Jackson Action Research for Education MA

I’ve just accepted a new position as Director of Maths at the Ruth Gorse Academy in Leeds. Gaining my MA qualification has had a great impact on my career so far.” Chris Bateman Graduated Action Research for Education MA 2014, now Director of Maths at the Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds

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Early Childhood Studies MA

AT A GLANCE Duration

If you’re looking to develop your career within the specialist field of early childhood education, then this course could be for you. You’ll focus on current issues faced by early year professionals and explore the issues from an international perspective.

Leadership in Education and Public Services MA

AT A GLANCE Duration

September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

• 2 years full-time experience in a professional role in Education or a related area.

• 2 years full-time experience in a professional role in Education or a related area.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

If you’re currently in a position of responsibility either in the education or public service sector and would like to take on more of a leadership role, then this course could be for you.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

You’ll focus on developing your own effectiveness as a manager by considering wider theories, research and strategies whilst also developing your skills as a leader.

Themes include children’s rights, sociology of childhood, psychological perspectives on childhood and international approaches to early years education. The course can be tailored to suit you to help ensure your knowledge and academic skills progress throughout the course.

On this course you’ll have the opportunity to reflect upon your personal professional practice, considering current theories and research about learning and development through a variety of teaching and learning strategies, especially the exchange of ideas between participants. You’ll be supported to enhance your understanding of the policy and practice context in which practitioners and managers are operating.

The course combines knowledge about practical aspects of the early years curriculum with the opportunity to bring a theoretical understanding to help to deepen and challenge your thinking. You’ll also consider the relationship between theoretical perspectives and aspects of practice in early childhood education. “I’m a pre-school teacher back in Mexico and wanted to become more specialised allowing me to gain promotion and get involved in curriculum development. I’ve met people from around the world and so have compared and learnt about so many different early year systems. The students and staff bring with them their own areas of expertise so you really develop a broad knowledge and understanding. Studying on this course has also really opened my eyes to research – so much so that I’m actually writing a research proposal to study a PhD here at Huddersfield starting next year.” Nohemi Martinez Rodriguez Early Childhood Studies MA

A further key component is the ability to exchange and share learning with others - our course attracts students working in a wide range of disciplines and organisations. The course could help you to progress into middle and senior management roles.

“The University of Huddersfield is like a household name for me because our current Minister for Education, The Honourable Fatou Lamin Faye, studied her Master’s in Education here too! I received a Chevening scholarship and chose this course to help me become a better leader and develop the skills needed to take my school to the next level.

“I already feel so much more confident, informed and inspired by what I’ve learnt on the course. I’ve been able to build a great network of colleagues from the course who will continue to be an invaluable source of knowledge and experience in the future. After my studies in the UK, I’ll be employed by the local education authority as a specialist trainer to work on projects focussing on the reform of secondary school education.” Bayanzul Gungaa Leadership in Education and Public Services MA

You learn so much through the informal discussions which take place; I’ve gained so much insight just through sharing experiences with others!” Malick Bah Leadership in Education and Public Services MA

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Learning and Development Management MA

AT A GLANCE Duration September and January start 1 year full-time 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

If you’re looking to progress your career within the fields of training and development within public and private sector organisations, then this could be the course for you. You’ll focus on developing different approaches to the practice of learning and development and build the skills needed to support and manage learning by considering wider theories, research and strategies whilst also developing your skills as a leader.

Successful study at this level supports you in your current role, helps give you the confidence to tackle a wide range of workplace challenges and supports you in taking advantage of wider promotional and developmental opportunities.

You’ll investigate the challenges and opportunities which are found in professional life as well as exchange and share learning with others.

The course offers a recognised qualification, a broadening of horizons and a chance to pursue particular areas of interest.

• 2 years full-time experience in a professional role in Education or a related area.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

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Higher Education MA

AT A GLANCE Duration

Teaching in Lifelong Learning (Top-up) MA

September start 1 year part-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• An honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification or professional relevant experience.

• Current experience of teaching, assessing and supporting students within a Higher Education context.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The Higher Education MA provides a flexible development programme in teaching, learning, assessment and support for staff already teaching higher education courses.

This course enables you to evidence engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Additional criteria

The course is designed to develop deeper intellectual engagement with current issues relating to the design, delivery, evaluation and administration of educational programmes in the Lifelong Learning sector. The course aims to enhance the professional standing and critical understanding of those working in the sector in a range of professional roles.

The course aims to enable you to become a competent and skilled practitioner in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. You’ll be encouraged to embrace professional values and attitudes to teaching, learning and assessment and the course provides a framework which enables you to do this. Through this process you’ll be encouraged to reflect upon your own professional experiences and set up your own targets for professional development.

Duration

September start 3 years part-time

Additional criteria

Whether you’re a newly qualified or experienced member of staff teaching on higher education programmes, this course allows you to work towards being awarded your all-important Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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The course operates as a Topup to previous achievements at postgraduate level and requires you to undertake a single 60 credit dissertation module. “I teach across a number of professional education programmes and specialise in Higher Education practice. Through the Higher Education MA my students explore professional values and attitudes to teaching, learning and assessment, whilst working together to develop individuals as competent and skilled practitioners in all aspects of Higher Education teaching.

This involves undertaking individual research on a current work-related or contemporary issue

or problem in lifelong learning. The process of researching and writing up the dissertation will involve appropriate research design, data collection and analysis, with the interpretation and evaluation of findings reported in such a way as to encourage dissemination.

• PGDipE or PGCE with 120 credits at Master’s Level. • Experience of teaching, training or working in a relevant organisation or sector. • Satisfactory interview.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Previous experience and appropriate level understanding of educational research methods are essential.

My research relates to all aspects of teaching and learning, however I’m particularly interested in the internationalisation agenda and the impact this has on teaching within the Higher Education sector today. Effective peer mentoring is also a key focus of my research and ensures my students are fully prepared for today’s classroom.” Dr Wayne Bailey Head of Division, Postgraduate and International Studies

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PIONEERING RESEARCH Research is central to our work in developing the most highly skilled professionals for all sectors of education and related professions.

All our research activities are brought together through our overarching Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HudCRES) and its three specific research groups: Policy Explores how educational policies, institutions and structures impact on and are experienced by children, young people and adult learners. Professional Identities Focuses on the roles and experiences of educators and others in all types of education settings. Pedagogies Draws on theoretical and empirical research to critique practices and advocate approaches that encompass creativity and social justice.

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These research groups bring together researchers, policy makers, current practitioners and academics to work on research projects and to hold seminars, workshops and other public facing research events. They’re also a great way to get involved in current debates and explore the wider issues and implications of new policies affecting children, young people and adults. To find out more visit hud.ac.uk/research/education

“Extremism, racial tension and community cohesion are all topics at the forefront of the political agenda. My research focuses on how these themes relate to education policy; how through education we can help tackle these issues. I’m particularly interested in understanding how youth workers, teachers and other community engagement professionals interpret and implement new government policies and how young people experience them. This side of my work is of significant benefit to my students. It gives my teaching strong currency and relevance to today’s society and ensures my students are fully prepared for the workplace.” Professor Paul Thomas Director of Research, School of Education and Professional Development

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POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREES We have a suite of research degrees that can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis. They help to develop relevant transferable and research skills which support you in gaining expertise in a specialist area. Combined research enables you to build on your existing knowledge, acquire new skills and make an original contribution through supervised research. On each research programme you’ll be assigned a minimum of one main supervisor. Your supervisor will be engaged in research in the relevant discipline to ensure that the direction and monitoring of your progress is informed by upto-date subject knowledge and research developments. In addition you’ll also have access to an exciting and comprehensive programme of research skills training and development opportunities. We offer the following research degrees: • Master’s by Research • Doctor of Education • Doctor of Philosophy

“I just love being here and part of this amazing research community. I’ve met Sir Al Ansley Green in person to talk about my research and meet monthly with my supervisor to ensure my research is on the right track. You’re matched to a supervisor who has knowledge of your research area, but all the staff are amazing and I feel that I could approach any one.” Tina Froggett MRes Children, Wellbeing and Creative Learning Environments

For more information visit hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees

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“At Huddersfield I’ve felt part of a really strong and vibrant research community throughout. I’ve attended lots of interactive research seminars, skills enhancement workshops and researcher forums. I also get to work with other researchers from across the university in the Research Hub. This side of things is really invaluable for mixing and sharing experiences with others.” Hieu Kieu PhD HE Policy

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LIFE ON CAMPUS

Since 2010, we’ve invested nearly £80m in new buildings for our students, making our campus a more exciting, inspiring place to learn.

INSPIRING CAMPUS AWARD-WINNING LIBRARY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SPECIALIST SUPPORT COMMITMENT

You’ll mainly study within our well-equipped teaching rooms and open access computing suites, all housed in our architecturally award-winning building alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Our whole University is built around one main campus, so everything you need is just minutes away.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival at Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

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“The support I’ve had from my Academic Skills Tutor has been invaluable. She’s taken a first look at my work before submission and given me some great tips on critical reading.” Hayley Jackson Action Research for Education MA

Academic support Located across the University, Academic Skills Tutors provide specialist support to help with reading development, research strategies, assessment, time management and, of course, writing. Your Library At the heart of campus is our award-winning Library, however you don’t need to be on campus to access its many online resources. You’ll also find specialist library support available too. This includes workshops and drop-in sessions to help find initial literature through to supporting you to publish and promote completed research. Inspiring community The University of Huddersfield is the only UK University where 100% of all our permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy* which means you’ll be joining an outstanding academic community. You’ll also have the opportunity to study and research alongside students from across the world with experience and expertise in a whole range of specialist subjects and sectors. hud.ac.uk 25


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APPLY TO US We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to commence your journey as a postgraduate student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply. You can make an online application for full and part-time taught and research courses. For taught courses, simply visit halo.hud.ac.uk/applicationform and complete the application form. For research courses, simply visit hud.ac.uk/research/researchdegrees/howtoapply/ and complete the application form.

If you’d like to speak with us about a specific course or would like to discuss your options, please see the ‘Get in Touch’ section below. Our tutors and course team would love to chat with you about your interests and ambitions.

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GET IN TOUCH Course enquiries

Admissions team

School of Education and Professional Development

Tel. 01484 473969 Email. aro@hud.ac.uk

01484 478249 sepd@hud.ac.uk

Research team Tel. 01484 473503 Email. researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk

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