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English in Education is for secondary teachers of english or advisors and teacher educators wishing to follow a programme of advanced study after a period of classroom experience. It equips students with essential theoretical and research knowledge to enhance teaching practice.
An innovative programme which looks at English as an Arts subject.
It is the only course of its kind based in London.
It is aimed at anyone who is in the teaching profession or with an interest in English.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake No set number.
Course leaders Dr Bethan Marshall
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Officetel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200 https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspxPostgraduate Taught Programmes Officer Department for Education & Professional Studies Tel +44 (0) 20 7848 3168
Course contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Department of Education and Professional Studies
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
General entry advice
A 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Lower undergraduate grades will be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is recommended that applicants have some relevant professional experience, either in teaching or in other educational practice such as policy. However, applications from candidates who do not have any experience but who do have relevant academic qualifications will be considered.
Some UK-based applicants are called for interview. We aim to process all applications in four to six weeks.
Please give your reasons for choice of programme, choosing King's and for wishing to study at MA level, together with an explanation of what you hope to gain from the programme.
The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016 for 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.
This programme forms part of our department's successful modular MA programme which has been running for over a decade. The core module, Notions of English, draws on current research and scholarship to address topics that include: the history of and current approaches to English teaching; the nature of speaking and writing; learning, knowledge and thinking in English; assessment for learning in English; the vernacular and poetic; English and students' other languages; language as art; language and other media; key concepts in English; underlying principles of English teaching.
For all those who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. To enable professionals concerned with education to reflect on their practice and to inform such reflection by extending their knowledge. Students will be made aware of significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice.
In order to gain the MA in English in Education, students must complete and pass four taught modules (30 credits each) and a dissertation (60 credits). There are no examinations - all modules are assessed by written work.
The programme may be taken over one year (full time) or two years (part time). A serving teacher would normally complete the MA on a part time basis and complete one module in each of the autumn and spring terms in year 1, and two further taught modules and the dissertation in year 2.
The sessions for each module normally take place on one evening each week from 5.30 - 7.30pm at the Waterloo Campus. Some modules involve two face-to-face sessions on Saturdays and 10 online sessions.Students who have gained 60 master's level credits as part of their PGCE can normally transfer these in, and would then only have to complete two 30 credit taught modules instead of four, plus the dissertation. Please note that the period between first registration on the previous programme of study and the date of the College award will not normally exceed ten years. For example, if you are intending to start the MA as a part time student in September 2015 and you would like to transfer in master’s level credits from your PGCE, you must have started your PGCE in 2007 or later.Incoming students can find the timetable, key contacts, recommended reading and enrolment information via the departmental Welcome to King's pages.
Notions of English module
16,000 word dissertation on a topic related to English in Education.
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