Teaching, learning and assessment methods
Each module uses a range of study techniques to help you engage with the academic literature and to reflect on your own practical and professional knowledge.
There are a variety of tutor-led or tutor-supported activities to support students in developing skills, knowledge and understanding of discourses specific to their pathway alongside skills (especially in Stage 1) more generally applicable to masters level study, such as workload management and leadership in online collaboration. Academic practices – such as academic writing, critical reading and critical argumentation; relating theory and practice; identifying, evaluating and using evidence appropriately – are taught and developed across modules within each pathway covering specific and appropriate forms of those practices.
A variety of informal and formal assessment tasks are incorporated into the coursework. Within each module, coursework is designed to prepare you for independent study within a particular educational discipline.
At Stage 3 in the qualification, you will be expected to select a topic for a personal, small-scale research project. Through assessments linked to this research project you must demonstrate an integration of the discipline-specific and generic learning outcomes for this postgraduate qualification.