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MA Education (Mentoring)



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20 Months

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This is a 20-month online course starting in September. It is worth 180 credits and is 100% online. 

This programme is a work-based online course, which comprises of four 30 credit modules at Level 7 that will incorporate all aspects of the Mentor Standards (UK DfE National Standards for school-based mentors, 2016) and a 60 credit Dissertation module to complete the Master’s programme.

Looking at the Mentor Standards will be combined with rigorous academic study at Master’s level; evaluating and critiquing a range of academic research relating to mentoring and leadership skills and behaviours, integrating research with practice throughout. This will culminate in a research project on an aspect of mentoring for the dissertation module. Students will be able to critically analyse, engage in and reflect on mentoring and evaluate the implications for their own educational setting. They will be expected to develop their ability to explore what it means to be a critically reflective practitioner in their work as a mentor.

Teaching and Assessment

This course will be taught online through regular twilight webinars. You will also have access to your own personal tutor who will be able to support you individually.  Assessment is carried out through written assignments. Guidance and support are given through the courses regarding the expectations of writing at Masters level.

The course consists of five modules as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Mentoring Theory (30 credits)
The first of the two modules in the Postgraduate Certificate introduces a range of theories relating to mentoring in education. One aim is to respond to the findings of the Carter Review (2015) into mentoring in ITT. This suggests that more attention should be given to the quality of training for mentors working in schools. Ofsted recommends that this training needs to be rigorous, in that it should go beyond the ‘structure and nature of the course’ and should look to develop the skills of mentoring. Another aim is to combine the practical needs of mentoring in education with a wide range of scholarship on this topic.

Module 2: A Research-Based Approach to Mentoring (30 credits)
This module builds upon the first module and focuses on an examination of existing research to understand how theory is implemented into practice. Building upon the theory and models explored in the previous module, these topics aim to synthesise theory with their own experience. This module focuses on developing further the skills required for effective mentoring.

Module 3: Critical reflections on Mentoring (30 credits)
This module enables students to critically reflect on their own practice and critically engage with research in light of their own experience and context. This brings together the review of mentoring standards with the intellectual rigour of Masters level writing. This module focuses on an extended assignment with guidance to develop appropriate evaluative skills.

Module 4: The Wider Context of Mentoring (30 credits) 
The final module brings together the preceding modules, develops the implications of topics already raised, for example, dealing with difficult situations by examining complexity. There is also an opportunity to evaluate different research models of effective mentoring and places this in a wider context. The arguments surrounding the relationship between mentoring and coaching are considered. The role of mentoring in an educational context are evaluated and the implications for leadership. Comparisons are also made between mentoring in education with different examples of mentoring. What can education learn from different contexts, e.g. business, psychology?

Module 5: Research Methodology and a Dissertation (60 credits)
This module is compulsory in order for all Masters students to be able to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular area of interest in the context of educational research. Through completing this module students gain knowledge of the research process itself and the ability to evaluate other research projects in a specific field. Once this has been undertaken students devise and carry out their own small-scale research project with guidance from the University and specifically their supervisor. Students engage with the topic of research methodology and through this process develop their own critical skills as reflective practitioners. This module introduces students to some of the complexities and challenges of engaging in educational research. The written assignment for this module is 12,000 – 15,000 words.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must:

  • have a UK degree (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification
  • be working as a mentor in an educational context

You will also need to have IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component) or equivalent English level qualification with the scores accepted by the University as per the link below:

English Language Requirements


Tuition Fee: £5,000
Registration Fee: £275 (non-refundable)

Fees are invoiced for in September, at the beginning of the course, and can be paid in termly installments or in one lump sum. Termly instalments can be arranged directly with the Finance department upon receipt of the invoice.

How to apply

Please click the APPLY button to submit your application by 24 July 2023. The course will start in September, 2023.

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本课程是一门基于工作的在线课程,由四个Level 7等级的模块组成,每个模块30学分,涵盖英国教育部所需导师标准的各个方面(DfE National Standards for school-based mentors,2016年)。学员将在完成最后一个60学分的毕业论文模块后被授予硕士学位。

本课程将导师标准(Mentor Standards)与严格的硕士水平学术学习相结合,评估批判一系列与辅导和领导技能和行为相关的学术研究,并将研究与实践相结合。最终的毕业论文模块将是关于教学导师某一个方面的研究项目。学员将能够批判性地分析、参与并反思导师辅导过程,并评估在自身教育环境中的可操作性。学员需要通过自身能力的发展,探索作为一个导师如何在工作中批判反思。











  • 持有本科(2:2二等学位及以上)或同等学位
  • 现就职于教育领域并是一名教学导师


English Language Requirements



学费: 5,000英镑



请于2023年7月24日前点击"申请"按钮提交您的申请。课程将于2023年9月开始。如有申请人在截止日期前无法提交部分证明文书,请联系[email protected]以确认最后的宽限时间。

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