- You should have or be about to complete an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum grade of 2:2 (or equivalent qualification). We will also accept Masters degrees or equivalent.
- We may also accept applicants who do not have these qualifications based on 2 or more years of relevant work experience.
- If you earned your undergraduate degree outside the UK, you should check that it is equivalent to a 2:2.
- If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept:
- IELTS at 6.5 overall with no individual component below 5.5
- TOEFL overall minimum 60
- PTE Academic overall minimum 50
- Cambridge (CAE & CPE) overall 169 with minimum scores of 162 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
- A degree qualification taught in English.
- Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language
- High School qualifications in English
Wrexham Glyndwr online MAs are designed to be affordable, saving time and money. Tuition fees are calculated per eight-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.
Total Programme Fees: £6,000
Per 15-Credit Module Fee: £500
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
This module gives students the opportunity to explore and evaluate contemporary issues in early childhood education. Students will reflect critically on their own value-based roles and responsibilities within the international context of multi-professional and integrated environments. They will develop autonomy in investigating and reflecting upon an issue of professional interest and develop subject knowledge through a reflective approach in complex situations. Students will demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems and new insights associated with exploring contemporary issues in early childhood practice.
Well-being and Resilience in Early Childhood
The aim of this module is to critically analyse and evaluate concepts of well-being and resilience within the context of the student’s own cultural background. Students will explore factors and influences inside and outside of educational settings that both positively and negatively impact on well-being and resilience. Students will apply their research to their own practice and critically evaluate local and national policies that guide professional practice. The module will provide an opportunity or students to demonstrate a critical awareness of theories and models of well-being and resilience.
Critical and Reflective Practice in Education
This module encourages critical reflection and evaluation through an evidence-based approach to practice and continuous professional development. It enables students to develop their knowledge and to enhance their writing, research and study skills, following academic conventions. The module gives students the opportunity to analyse and evaluate literature, research, policies and developments in their own professional context.
This module develops critical awareness of issues relating to inclusion and additional learning needs, enabling reflective and progressive practitioners to develop positive attitudes, policies and practices which support the engagement and achievement of all individuals in education and community settings.
Mentoring and Coaching in Education
This module fosters a critical understanding of the value of mentoring and coaching in developing and improving professional practice. It explores the importance and purpose of peer observation of learning and teaching and gives students the opportunity to reflect critically on good education practice. It identifies the potential impacts of professional development through coaching, mentoring and classroom observation on raising standards and improving pedagogy and the ability to enhance the quality of learning and teaching through advanced professional activity.
Theory and Philosophy in Education
This module enables students to develop a critical and systematic analysis of the links between the study of philosophy, education, research and academic practice. Students will critically evaluate philosophical approaches and relevant theory that currently influence education in their context. Students will critically reflect on their own educational values and how these serve as a reference point for their own practice. Underpinning this module is the need for students to critically reflect upon the role of their personal philosophical perspectives in their own evidence-based educational practice, research and professional learning.
Learning Technology in Education
This module critically evaluates the meaning and role of learning technology in education. It enables students to critique learning technology from within their own contexts and experiences by analysing relevant literature, policy, legislation and practice. Students are invited to critically examine the role of technology in making education accessible for all.
Critical Pedagogy and Anti-Oppressive Practice
This module explores the relationship between formal education, informal education and critical pedagogy. It critically examines how education can
be used to constructively challenge inequalities and imbalances of power in society. It allows students to reflect on their own practice to ensure that they are working in an inclusive, democratic and anti-oppressive way.
This module explores the philosophical and theoretical frameworks that underpin educational research. Students will examine, critique and evaluate different research methodologies that will be considered when proposing and conducting the research project module.
As a result of studying this module, students will be able to put forward a coherent research strategy where they can align concepts of philosophy, ontology and epistemology in order to pose and answer a research question that relates to their own work-based practice.
This module enables students to prepare to engage in a significant work-based research project. Students will be able to demonstrate a deep level of understanding of the philosophical roots of educational research by proposing an area for research, researching an initial question and by arguing the case for a coherent research design for their chosen research question.
This module enables students to critically and systematically apply research theory to practice-based research. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate existing research using a range of current texts and seminal sources. They will collect and analyse research data, demonstrating critical skills of analysis and evaluation. The research project enables students to draw together their skills at Masters level to demonstrate critical analysis, evaluation, synthesis and reflection on their own practice, supporting their own professional learning in their educational context.
Why Wrexham Glyndwr University
- Education department ranked number 1 in Wales for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2017)
- Top 10 university in UK for employability for UK-based graduates from part-time first degrees (Source: HESA PI E1b 2015/16)
- 99.1% were in employment or further study 6 months after completing their studies (Source: HESA PI E1b 2015/16)
- QAA-assured, industry-led programmes, incorporating deep knowledge and expertise of employer partners and tailored to the needs of the modern job market
- Close links with leading local and regional employers
- Expertise in flexible learning – more than half of our students study part-time
- Dedicated Student Success team supports you every step of the way – from enrolment right through to graduation
- International university of many cultures
- Programmes suitable for a wide range of academic backgrounds
- Inclusive and friendly culture that welcomes students from all backgrounds – Stonewall diversity champion
- 10% fee reduction for graduates of Wrexham Glyndwr University