Study patterns: Education MA (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MA Education (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the modules that you will need to select and study for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding this.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Education, MA (online) - standard (3 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Option A Module*
20 credits
Option B Module**
20 credits
Option C Module***
20 credits
Year 2 Option A Module*
20 credits
Option B Module**
20 credits
Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
**Option B Modules (spring): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Principles of English Language Teaching (7PE617); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)
***Option C Modules (summer): Language Learning: Theory and Practice (7PE616); Developing Leadership Capacity (7PE615)

Education, MA (online) - accelerated (2 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Option A Module*
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits

Option B Module**
20 credits

Option B Module**
20 credits

Option C Module*
20 credits

Designing Social Research
(7PE596)
20 credits

Year 2 Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued
Independent Study
(7PE988)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules (autumn): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Curriculum Challenges (7PE598); Learning and Ability Theories in Action (7PE602)
**Option B Modules (spring): Measuring and Evaluating Learning (7PE603); Innovative 21st Century Teaching (7PE609); Principles of English Language Teaching (7PE617); Leadership and Management Strategies (7PE614)
***Option C Modules (summer): Language Learning: Theory and Practice (7PE616); Developing Leadership Capacity (7PE615)