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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.23k
  • Foreign: $ 14.5k
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 266pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Primary Masters is intended for education professionals, policy makers and researchers at any stage of their career. Many students have relevant international experience and interests. We aim to fuse research and theoretical understandings about primary/elementary education with current priorities in policy and practice. You will have the opportunity to:

    • Enhance your educational understanding and practice through critical reflection, study and research;
    • Critically engage with the best quality national and international educational research that has relevance to primary education;
    • Carry out individual and collaborative critical enquiry into significant educational issues and practice;
    • Develop your thinking in order to contribute to informed policy and practice analysis and improvement in the primary phase and your own work setting.

    Course modules:

    • Critical perspectives on primary education policy and practice
    • Creative approaches to the curriculum
    • Pedagogy, talk and learning
    • The school as a community

     

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the programme, students will have:

    • a comprehensive understanding of research techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature applicable to primary education;
    • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
    • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
    • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.

    Continuing

    Students wishing to continue from the Master of Education to PhD or EdD are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for the thesis.

    Students on the MPhil complete the full course in one year with sessions on primary education and research methodology. PGCE-M students complete the MEd course in one year part-time. Other MEd students complete the course over two years, part-time. The Primary Education route teaching happens for full-time and part-time students together on a Wednesday afternoon (4.30-7pm), with two Friday/ Saturday morning conferences during the year. Part-time students attend 2-3 research methodology sessions per term on Wednesdays 2-7pm. Full-time students have further sessions on research methodology and educational enquiry at other times in the week.

    Modules

    • Critical perspectives on primary education policy and practice
    • Creative approaches to the curriculum
    • Pedagogy, talk and learning
    • The school as a community

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
    • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
    • IELTS (Academic) 7.5
    • TOEFL Internet Score 110
    • £50 application fee
    • First Academic Reference
    • Second Academic Reference
    • Transcript
    • Personal Reference. This is only required if you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

    Extra Materials

    Please note: If you are applying for the MPhil or the 2 year MEd, please complete the task below. If you have done or are currently doing the PGCE at the Faculty, it is not necessary to upload this task with your application Please write 1500-2000 words on 'The role of research in developing primary/elementary education policy and practice'. In writing this short essay, please refer explicitly to relevant published research studies and to your own experience and aspirations. Please upload this with your other application documents. Please note that applications cannot be considered unless the application form, both references and written work have been received.

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