You must have the minimum of a:
- bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK university, or
- professional qualification equivalent to a UK bachelors degree, or
- qualification from a university outside the UK and equivalent to a UK bachelors degree.
We recommend you have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 if English is not your first language.
You’ll find it beneficial to have professional experience or interest in some sort of education or training related to school-age children, whether formal or informal. Your experience or interest can include all phases of school education (ages 4–19), and all settings where school-age children are offered opportunities for learning (e.g. schools; informal settings such as additional provision, forest schools or youth work; or as part of educational authorities or governance). You do not need to be employed in or have direct access to an educational setting to study this module. However, it is important that you have an interest in education and some experience of engaging or working with learners, children or young people as all our learning experiences are all explored through the lens of education. In order to get the most out of your studies on this module you do need to have an educational context in mind to which you can apply what you learn.
If you’ve any doubt about the suitability of the module, talk to an adviser.
Outside the UK
Synchronous tutorials and communications could be difficult to attend for students outside the UK due to time differences. If you can’t attend the synchronous tutorials or make synchronous communications, you can use asynchronous alternative methods, such as watching recorded tutorials and emailing questions.
The module website will be open to registered students three weeks before the module starts. You might find it helpful to explore the guidance entitled ‘supporting your study’ that includes activities designed to develop familiarity and confidence with the module’s online environment.
Our badged open course, Looking globally: the future of education, is a required part of the first assessment. You may complete this free six-week course up to two years before you register on this module. We recommend you start this course at least three weeks before the module starts.
Our badged open course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will introduce you to the nature of Master’s level study. It offers essential preparation for pursuing your learning at this level – and is free.