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Postgraduate taught courses online information sessions (education)


Tuesday 26 March 2024, 5pm

- Wednesday 12 June 2024, 6pm




Online, Online study



A post graduate student is concentrating on a lecture

Postgraduate information sessions, open to all teachers and education professionals wishing to explore options for career enhancement/progression through a postgraduate qualification. Various PGCert and MA qualifications in education available including part-time and blended learning pathways.  

Inclusion programmes

Courses covered:

Inclusion programme sessions

  • Thursday 11 January 2024 5pm-6pm
  • Thursday 22 February 2024 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday 26 March 2024 5pm-6pm
  • Thursday 25 April 2024 5pm-6pm
  • Thursday 9 May 2024 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 2024 5pm-6pm

You can also find out more about our Dyslexia Alternative Pathway CPD (Online).

If you have any questions, please contact the team on [email protected].

MA Education programmes

Courses covered:

MA Education programme sessions

  • Thursday 9 November 5pm-6pm
  • Tuesday 5 December 5pm-6pm

MA Education (Early Years) Taster Session

Child in red wellies jumping in a river

Join Dr Jo Albin-Clark, Course Leader for our specialist MA Education (Early Years) programme, where she will talk about how the programme can support students and practitioners to enhance their capacity to make thoughtful and reflective decisions about their role and practice, by bringing playful pedagogies and rich learning experiences for early years children.

Read more about Dr Jo Albin-Clark’s research.

Information on all MA Education Pathways will be available at the end of this session.

  • Tuesday 16 January 2024 5pm-6pm

MA Education (Cognitive Science and Learning) Taster Session

Two children dressed scientists

Join Professor David Aldridge, Professor Teacher Education, where he will talk about how the programme introduces key concepts and perspectives from the cognitive sciences and considers the extent to which they can be applied to educational practice.

Find out more about David Aldridge’s work with the following resources:

  • ALDRIDGE, D. 2013. Three Epiphanic Fragments: Education and the Essay in Memory. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46:5, p. 512-526
  • ALDRIDGE, D. 2019. Cheating Education and the Insertion of Knowledge. Educational Theory 68:6, p. 609-624
  • Professor David Aldridge Inaugural Lecture October 2022

  • Thursday 29 February 2024 5pm-6pm: MA Education (Children and Young People’s Mental Health) Taster Session
Primary aged school pupils sat at a desk in a classroom setting

Join Alexis Moore, Course Leader for our specialist MA Education (Children and Young People’s Mental Health) programme, where she will talk about how the programme explores different conceptualisations of children and young people’s mental health, examines the risk and protective factors which influence mental health, and considers the benefits of a whole organisational approach to mental health.

For more about this topic see the following literature:

GLAZZARD, J. and STONES, S., 2021. Supporting Young People’s Mental Health: Reconceptualising the Role of Schools or a Step Too Far? Frontiers in Education [online]. 5 (607939). (

GLAZZARD, JONATHAN & Rose, A 2019, The impact of teacher wellbeing and mental health on pupil progress in primary schools. Leeds Beckett University. (

  • Thursday 28 March 2024 5pm-6pm: MA Education (Leadership) Taster Session
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Join Dr Tim Saunders, Course Leader for our specialist MA Education (Leadership) programme, where he will talk about: applying caring, critical, creative and collaborative thinking to contemporary models of educational leadership theory, in order to enhance your capacity to solve leadership problems and lead change positively in practice, taking into account both personal and planetary sustainability.

Tim is a former Primary Headteacher with Secondary Senior Leadership experience, having developed his career through taking an MA in Educational Management and PhD in School Leadership. Tim’s research interests include leadership for learning, leading education for sustainable development, mindfulness-based leadership development, and leadership wellbeing and support. He is currently creating a Centre for Mindful Educational Leadership to support educational leaders in the Manchester-Mersey bioregion and internationally.

  • Thursday 4 April 2024: MA Education Taster Session
  • Thursday 18 April 2024 5pm-6pm: MA Education (Evidence Informed Practice) Taster Session
  • Tuesday 14 May 2024 5pm-6pm: MA Education (Curriculum Design) Taster Session  
  • Thursday 30 May 2024 5pm-6pm: MA Education (Special Educational Needs) Taster Session
  • Thursday 13 June 2024 5pm-6pm: MA Education (Teacher Education) Taster Session

On the day, join the MA Education programmes session by using this link. For the best experience, please use Google Chrome.

If you have any questions, please email the team on [email protected].

Who is this event for?

Prospective postgraduate students


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