MA Education (Music Education)
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Start date: September 2022 (full-time or part-time)
Deepen your understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to your professional life as a music teacher on our flexible MA Education (Music Education).
This pathway is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of busy professionals and to reflect your own interests. At the Institute of Education, we recognise the uniqueness of every student and we address our teaching to suit your individual needs. This course is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
You will deepen your understanding of the theoretical and contextual issues related to your professional life as a music teacher, and evaluate aspects of your practice.
Based in our purpose-built music education department, your programme of study will enable you to investigate aspects of musical leadership, music technology, assessment in music, and musical cognition. You can also opt to work with Universal Voices, a free community children's choir at the University of Reading to develop your choral education skills further. The programme's design enables you to benefit from a wide choice of generic modules that explore education and research, as well as specific musical interests.
You will be taught by a diverse and experienced community of academics, and benefit from the breadth of their expertise and backgrounds in educating and influencing policy.
Our teaching is interactive, experiential and innovative. We utilise a wide variety of technologies to enhance your learning, including making use of presentation tools, interactive whiteboards, mixed media, social media and mobile technologies in our teaching and screen capture in assessment.
The Institute of Education is based on our historic London Road campus, which has undergone a £30m refurbishment of the classical Oxford-cloistered quadrangle to create a dedicated world-class education centre.
We have created custom-built spaces for the teaching of specialist subjects, including:
- modern laboratories
- musical studios, including an electronic drum kit room and a recording studio
- well-equipped art studios and facilities for the practise of work in drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media
- studios for wet photography and printmaking, including silk screen.
Alongside these fantastic facilities, you will also find places to eat and drink, as well as plenty of green space to relax in.
The Learning Hub
We have an incredible collection of teaching and research resources housed in the Learning Hub. A treasure trove for teachers and researchers, the Learning Hub contains an extensive selection of teaching aids for loan or reference, from big books to puppets. A printing and binding facility, and technical equipment library are also available for your use.
The quality of our research was recognised in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, which placed the Institute of Education in the top quartile of Education departments in the UK.
Over 80% of our research publications were rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The impact of our research on educational policy and practice in first and second language education was judged to be world leading.
To apply this pathway, please submit an application for the MA Education and confirm your choice of pathway in your Statement of Purpose.
For more information, please visit the Institute of Education website.