MA in Education Part-time Study Route
Route Organisation and Structure
The part-time route is designed to fit around students' work commitments. It is usually completed in three years of part-time study (although some students request to complete in two years). Students take four taught modules: two in each of the first two years of registration, followed by the dissertation in the final year.
The four taught modules will be taught through a combination of weekend schools and regular contact scheduled to take account of the location and professional responsibilities of course members.
Teaching on each module takes place over three full days, each running from 09.00 - 17.00 or 18.00. The first two days are the Saturday and Sunday of one weekend, usually at the start or end of (Durham's) half term, while the third is another Saturday about one month later.
Teaching is supported by a Study Guide, describing activities and readings for preparation and follow up materials to the teaching sessions, as well as assignment details. On-line support is also available for the module through duo (Durham University On-line). This contains further resources, lecture materials, links to library and journal articles and communication groups to maintain contact with tutors and peers.
Occasionally students find it difficult to attend weekend sessions due to religious or cultural commitments. Although the School of Education is unable to change the timetable, we welcome discussion with prospective students who find themselves in this position.