Wittenborg Steps into Bold New Territory as it Gears Up for First Master of Arts Programme - the MA in Education
Applications are open for Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ new Master of Arts in Education programme, starting in October 2018. It is open for working students from the Netherlands as well as international students.
It represents Wittenborg’s first fully accredited degree programme in the area of arts and research, and also the first one that does not have a direct management component, says Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall. “We are very proud. It is unusual for a private institution like Wittenborg to offer degrees in this field – most private institutions concentrate on the management sector.”
The programme will be jointly offered in Apeldoorn by Wittenborg and its long-term education partner, the University of Brighton in the UK.
The MA in Education is offered in English and spans two years as a part-time programme for working students in the Netherlands, and as a full-time programme for international students, who will be offered additional modules and work experience.
It is geared towards students who are interested in progressing towards a PhD in Education. Modules are designed to complement and extend students’ professional commitments, and teaching and assignment submissions are scheduled to fit around their existing work.
“When we unveiled Wittenborg’s 10-year plan in 2013, one of the concepts was to develop a School of Education,” says Birdsall. “Education is the core business of the university. If you do not have significant research capacity in education, you cannot support all the other things like methodology, and you cannot attract students and professors. It helps to support the whole education process.”
More information on the MA in Education and the application process can be found here.
by Anesca Smith
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