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EDUC6281 MA (Ed) Flex Assignment 1

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to Masters level study and to support them with their individual needs at the beginning of their studies. Its endpoint is an assignment with a maximum length of 4,500 words (or equivalent) on a topic of the student’s choice, negotiated with the tutor, but thematically related to the topics of the subsequent modules. Through it, students are expected to begin to locate and select relevant literature, and develop their skills in constructing a written argument within an appropriately academic genre. Module content is negotiated between student and supervising tutor. There is therefore no set syllabus.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

EDUC6281 aims to: Begin to support you in acquiring a rigorous and thorough knowledge and understanding of your dissertation area; Begin to enable you to analyse issues of educational policy, culture and administration; Encourage you to engage with current debates in educational research, policy and practice; Begin to equip you with the academic conceptual tools required for studying and assessing the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings; Begin to develop your capacity for critical, evaluative and independent thinking in the context of educational studies; Develop your capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment.

Learning and Teaching

Independent Study150
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

The module is assessed through an assignment of up to 4500 words (maximum) or equivalent.


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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