Real world teaching and learning strategies will be developed, in consultation with stakeholders including families, local employers, providing specialist services in family support and early help. Research active educators are in a position to ensure that our students will develop effective practice, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and current research.
As a team of experienced practitioner educators, working in a smaller institution, we are able to offer tailored support to meet the needs of busy working professionals, already experienced in the area of child and family support.
The research methods element of the MA will give the necessary grounding for future research studies and the development of innovative practice. Students are encouraged to actively engage in ongoing research projects with course tutors, with a view to identifying potential M.Phil. and PhD. level research studies, on completion of the MA.
Assessments are on a continuous basis and involve a combination of essays, portfolios, presentations and assignments. Students wishing to complete the MA course will be required to submit a 12,000 word dissertation which will be based on a critical reflection of their professional practice.