University of Huddersfield Education
Professor Paul Thomas, Director of Research
The School of Education and Professional Development has a research environment judged further along by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise ‘be conducive to producing internationally recognised and internationally excellent research’. This research activity has been supported by external funding from a variety of sources, including grants from bodies such as The Gatsby Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as well as funding from local authority partners in the region. It has established a reputation for the delivery of world leading and internationally excellent educational research, as demonstrated by the recent REF, where a substantial proportion of the School’s research activity (entered in Unit Of Assessment 25: Education) was deemed to be of international importance in terms of its originality, significance and rigour, with much of it representing quality that is both excellent and world-leading. We performed particularly well on Research ‘Impact’, reflecting the close relationship between our research and educational policy and practice.
Education MA 2016-17
If you’re considering a professional role within the field of education or looking to progress your skills in effective teaching and development, leadership, team working, and research, then this course may be for you.You’ll focus on developing your professional knowledge and understanding of practice related to your own context. You’ll have the opportunity to gain research skills and reflective awareness. The course is flexible giving you the chance to select modules that match your areas of interest and create a course to fit your needs. A further key component is the ability to exchange and share learning with and from others; you’ll have ample opportunities to work with students from a wide range of disciplines and organisations.The course can help you progress into middle and senior management roles within a wide range of educational settings.
You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we’ve been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.
Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:
• An exploration of Nigerian and British teachers’ perception of the concept of creative teaching in secondary education.
• The political globalization and cultural globalization affecting higher education in China.