Sixth Form Education MA/PgDip/PGCert 2019/20 entry

Course code:

HLST193

Study options:

2 years part-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

Fees:

£8,350 (MA)
£5,566.66 (PGDip)
£2,783.33 (PGCert)

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Overview

The MA or PgDip Sixth Form Education, designed in conjunction with managers, teaching staff and students of Sixth Form Colleges in the UK, aim to meet the special requirements of those involved in teaching, learning, pastoral support and leadership in Sixth Forms. We are committed to creating a tailor-made, responsive professional development opportunity that recognises the particularities of working with 16-19-year-old learners during a significant period of transition in their lives.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

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Employability

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Student experience

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Course information

The courses are intended as continuing professional and academic development for teaching staff in Sixth Forms. They are also suitable for other sixth form staff, such as pastoral, course or subject specialism leadership and for staff with significant sixth form responsibility in other settings, such as schools and academies.

The first year of the programme focuses on understanding Sixth Form learners as the basis for excellent, reflexive teaching and learning practice. The research strand of the course is also established from the outset so that MA students can start work on their independent action research project with sufficient time to complete it in sufficient depth over the two years of the course.

Modules

Overview

The first year of the programme focuses on understanding Sixth Form learners as the basis for excellent, reflexive teaching and learning practice. The research strand of the course is also established from the outset so that MA students can start work on their independent action research project with sufficient time to complete it in sufficient depth over the two years of the course.

Modules

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning

  • Psychology of 16-19 Years Old Learners

  • Global Professional Development - Creativity,Change and Innovation (MA only)

  • Emerging Issues for Sixth Form organisations (MA only)

  • Action Research 1: Developing an Action Research Project

Overview

The second year continues to feature work based learning and action research (Action Research 2, MA only). It also engages in further aspects of contemporary Sixth Form Education.

Modules

  • Promoting Well-Being and Resilience

  • Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Vocational Awareness for Teachers and Learners

  • Action Research 2: Independent Project (MA only)

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In more detail...

  • Professional development with a group of staff with similar work contexts
  • Have time for reading and reflection on your practice experiences
  • Gain insight from work based learning and research

This course will have the following study themes:

  • Understanding the needs and potential of learners
  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Action research
  • Education policy awareness

These two year part-time courses are delivered in blocks on campus, work-based learning and blended learning supported with e-learning resources. The PgDip Sixth Form Education is delivered two days per term and the MA three days per term on campus.

Each 20 credit module requires 200 hours of study time comprising on campus taught sessions, online teaching and learning, work-based learning, tutorials, research supervision, guided and independent study.

Lectures, seminars, on-line resources, blended learning, work based learning and research supervision.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. 


The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

The key educational aims on successful completion of the course are to:

1. Equip students with new and enhanced understanding, knowledge, awareness and skills as continuing professional development for Sixth Form staff

2. Engage students in action research that has a positive impact on meeting the needs and aspirations of 16-19 year old students

3. Encourage and inspire excellence in Sixth Form teaching and learning

4. Co-produce materials that can be beneficially disseminated within this area of Education practice

5. Prepare students for positions of responsibility in Sixth Form Colleges and School/College Sixth Form provision.

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In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

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international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants must normally have an honours degree equivalent to a 2:2.

For the latest criteria for admissions and selection, please refer to the University website available at http://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/

Staff working currently in sixth form colleges or the sixth form provision of schools, academies or colleges, normally with a minimum of three years’ full time or substantial part time equivalent of experience.

A supporting reference from the current employer is required.

Accreditation of Prior Learning 

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) shall be in accordance with University Regulations and can only be accredited at the point of admission and credit shall not be given for more than two thirds of any course. Project modules cannot be APL’D https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/apply-now/accreditation-of-prior-learning/

Applicants are expected to have one of the following qualifications:

  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must also be able to demonstrate IELTS 6.5.
  • Alternatively, students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining their master’s programme.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants are expected to have one of the following qualifications:

  • Teachers working currently in formal education school or college for 16-19 year olds normally with a minimum of three years’ full time or substantial part time equivalent of experience.
  • A supporting reference from the current employer is required.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£8,350 (MA)
£5,566.66 (PGDip)
£2,783.33 (PGCert) (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£8,350 (MA)
£5,566.66 (PGDip)
£2,783.33 (PGCert) (per year)


EU Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

(per year)


International Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduates will already be working in Sixth Forms and should be able to progress in their careers within the sector by developing leadership skills and by enhancing their teaching and learning approaches.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

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