Studying in the School of Education offers many opportunities to learn from experienced researchers and be part of exciting new research projects that aim to challenge and improve current educational thinking and practice.
The School’s research engages some of the most pressing debates in the field today, including:
The School has two research groups - the Science and Technology Education Group and Research in Critical Education Studies (RiCES).
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
The MA Education is a flexible postgraduate degree programme that aims to further existing educators' critical understanding of their practice and allows aspiring educators the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of education in preparation for a career in education or further doctoral research.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Dr Nikolaos Fotou - Programme Leader
Dr Nikolaos Fotou has studied Physics at University of Crete in Greece and obtained his MA and PhD degrees in Science Education at the University of Leeds. He has taught from primary, secondary and tertiary education in Greece to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Ireland and the UK. His subject specialisms include: Nature of students' knowledge, analogical reasoning, students' misconceptions, the use of ICT in education and the effectiveness of practical work in secondary and tertiary science education.School Staff List Make an Enquiry
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The programme is designed to develop the critical-thinking and research skills required for study at doctoral level
Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to develop their knowledge and skills..
Trainees are encouraged to be reflective and build their own philosophy of education in order to cultivate their identity as a teacher.