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Master of Education degrees

Overview

The Faculty of Education has diverse expertise spanning community learning, early childhood education, higher education, environmental education and schooling (education leadership, adult-based education and training, primary education, curriculum studies, inclusive education, science, geography, mathematics, ICT and language education) as well as expertise in learning theory and innovative and generative research. This, together with the research chairs in the Education Faculty, ensure that we are well-equipped to supervise and guide research that is guided by well-articulated research programmes that are strongly grounded in the needs of the education profession.

Fields and Specialisms

The Education Faculty has the capacity for supervision in the following fields or specialisms for Master's level study:

Academic Development

Education Leadership and Management

English Language Teaching

Environmental Education

Geography Education

Higher Education Studies

Inclusive Education and Special Needs

Information and Communication Technology

Mathematics Education

Numeracy

Primary Education

Science Education

 

Please communicate with the relevant Department or Institute in order to explore possibilities for supervision. Ideally you should have identified and have spoken to a potential supervisor and include this person’s name in your Master’s application.

The minimum entry requirement is normally the postgraduate Bachelor of Education Honours degree or an honours degree plus PGCE or PGDip (HE) with, in each case, a credit in the underlying discipline at least at the second-year level, and at least three years of teaching experience in the field of MEd specialisation. This does not apply to Educational Leadership and Management and Environmental Education.

Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning

The MEd offered by CHERTL is aimed at engaging students in the scholarship of Higher Education. It is designed as a deliberative space in which personal experience in Higher Education offers a platform for research around relevant issues in order to develop greater insight and understanding and inform practice.

Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning Studying 

Education Department

An MEd degree in the Education Department may be undertaken in any approved field of educational research, depending on the availability of supervisory staff.

Education Department Studying

Currently the Education Department can supervise studies with the following research foci:

Education Leadership and Management 

English Language Teaching

Environmental Education (see below the ELRC)

Geography Education

Mathematics Education

Primary Education

Science Education

Inclusive Education and Special Needs

Numeracy

Information and Communication Technology

Environmental Learning Research Centre

The Masters degree in Environmental Education (or supervised by those in the ELRC) is designed for practicing environmental education, training and development practitioners, including teachers with various subject specialism, lecturers and other adult educators, curriculum or resource developers, journalists, writers, researchers, conservationists, development workers and social learning facilitators, and others.

Environmental Learning Research Centre Studying 

Institute for the Study of Englishes in Africa

The Institute for the Study of Englishes in Africa offers full thesis MEd in the areas of  teaching of literature, reading and writing in English in school through structured reading for a research proposal and literature review and thesis supervision.

ISEA studying

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