Master of Arts Education StudiesAwarded by: Bangor University

Programme Objectives

The MA Education Studies programme will offer a course of study that is academically challenging and relevant to a wide range of educational contexts. The aim is to enhance students’ knowledge and conceptual understanding of a range of contemporary educational issues. A wide variety of teaching methods is used during the programme; including lectures, seminars and tutorials. The degree programme is assessed using a variety of methods; including essay, report, presentation, and dissertation.

The main educational aims of the programme are:

  • Provide a supportive learning environment appropriate to postgraduate study and research
  • Offer a programme that is academically challenging and relevant to a wide range of educational contexts
  • Enhance the knowledge and conceptual understanding of a range of educational issues
  • Share innovative and inspirational experiences that stimulate learning
  • Present a critical framework within which students can develop their own responses to contemporary educational issues
  • Contribute to the continuing professional development of students on each pathway – teachers and lecturers, leaders and managers

There are two pathways available in the programme, one for ‘Teachers and Lecturers’ and one for ‘Leaders and Managers’. Each pathway consists of four taught modules and a dissertation.

Award

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Arts Education Studies from Bangor University, UK,

Why Bangor University

Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.
 

  • Ranked among the Top 2% of Global Higher Education Institutions in the World - The Times Higher Education World University 2015/16
  • World ranking 107th for International Outlook - Times Higher Education World Ranking 2015/2016
  • Top 10 UK University for Teaching Quality - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2016
  • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction - National Student Survey 2015
  • Top 15 UK University for Student Experience - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2016
  • 90% of Bangor graduates progressed to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015/16 
  • A member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Bangor University is listed in Ministry of Manpower (MOM)* List of Acceptable Institutes for Training Employment Pass         *www.mom.gov.sg

Adult Learners - Theory/Method

Intercultural Education

Research Methods in Education

Dissertation

In addition to the core modules, students will be expected to complete one more relevant fixed module dependent upon their career choice.

In addition to the core modules, students are expected to complete one more relevant fixed module dependent upon their career choice.

Students on Leaders and Managers Pathway
Students under this pathway will undertake the Education module following module in addition to the four core modules above.

Students on Teachers and Lecturers Pathway
Students under this pathway will undertake Placement module in addition to the four core modules above.

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
24 Months  May 2019  May 2021

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Part-time  SGD22,470.00  SGD751.38  SGD23,221.38

Application fees: SGD53.50

Note:
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
# The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be age 21 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

  • A UK Bachelor Degree with at least a lower 2nd class honours classification OR
  • An overseas degree-level qualification and grade which are equivalent to a UK honours degree with a 2nd class grade. A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience is required. OR
  • Candidates without a degree or required grade may also be considered on the basis of possessing other qualifications and having at least 2 years of relevant work experience in Education

Other requirements:

  • One academic reference
  • One employer reference
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose

 

English Language Requirements

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

A minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level plus evidence of further academic studies through the medium of English and/or the use of English in a professional working environment

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) Band 6 plus evidence of further academic studies through the medium of English and/or the use of English in a professional working environment

OR

IELTS 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) or equivalent

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
24 Months  May 2019                  May 2021                   

Note: This programe is only offered in part-time mode. International students are required to come on social visit pass and attend two sessions of one-week block teaching in Campus commencing 27 May 2019.

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 SGD25,145.00  SGD2,700.00 - SGD2,800.00  SGD27,845.00 - SGD27,945.00

Application fees: SGD321.00

Note:

#All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
#Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
#Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be age 21 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

  • A UK Bachelor Degree with at least a lower 2nd class honours classification OR
  • An overseas degree-level qualification and grade which are equivalent to a UK honours degree with a 2nd class grade. A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience is required. OR
  • Candidates without a degree or required grade may also be considered on the basis of possessing other qualifications and having at least 2 years of relevant work experience in Education

Other requirements:

  • One academic reference
  • One employer reference
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

A minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level plus evidence of further academic studies through the medium of English and/or the use of English in a professional working environment

OR


MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) Band 6 plus evidence of further academic studies through the medium of English and/or the use of English in a professional working environment

OR

IELTS 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) or equivalent

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Part-time: 24 months 

Award
MASTERS 

Commencement Dates

Part-time Programmes
May 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660

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