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MFA Global Learning Futures

Course Overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Music and Performance

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

*This course is subject to validation.

The MFA in Global Learning Futures is a progressive venture in interdisciplinary learning design and innovation. It will grow learning capacity for individuals and organisations to create transformational impact across interconnected social, cultural, environmental, technological, economic, business enterprise, entrepreneurial and educational contexts.

The course will develop skills that promote and enable innovation and enterprise opportunity in projects and organisations, by integrating the domains of teaching and learning, arts-based creative practice, project development and design thinking, organisational learning, business and enterprise, entrepreneurial practice, and creative project leadership, through applied practice-led research and development.

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop and apply skills in designing, facilitating and leading interdisciplinary learning innovation projects
  • Develop reflexive learning capacity: skills in developing adaptability, agility and awareness through reflection, meta-cognition and modelling processes
  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary theories, principles and practices in learning.
  • Develop and apply research skills, through collaboration within a transdisciplinary learning ecosystem.
  • Capture and disseminate praxis in learning design and innovation through the authoring of interactive portfolios.

The philosophy of the course supports perpetual learners in developing perpetual learning organisations, for education (primary, secondary, tertiary), community and social-engaged projects, creative arts practitioners working in diverse social, cultural settings, and for business professionals and entrepreneurs.

You will develop and share expertise in transferring and leveraging knowledge and skills for different contexts, to create coherence and value with multidimensional impact, in order to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century. The course will be offered full-time, part-time or micro-credentialed module-by-module.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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Future-learning Focus

Learning 4.0 for Industry 4.0.
This course represents a cutting-edge, radical innovation in learning, which foregrounds skills in demand across diverse professional contexts, and which views reflexive learning as the agent of change: a value-making, coherence-making opportunity for the future of industry 4.0.

Learning Ecosystem

The course has international reach and will be delivered in multiple locations, incorporating different professional contexts, and different disciplinary and interdisciplinary specialisms. It will exploit the connective opportunity of digital technologies to model the concept of learning ecosystem: distributed expertise for distributed learners. As a contributing member of this network, you will collaborate remotely with others, as well as locally with colleagues in your professional contexts. In this way, the course will act as a facilitator of knowledge exchange through applied interdisciplinary practice, featuring online, blended, and in-context modes of learning collaboration. The course culminates in an annual Global Learning Futures Conference.

Professionally Embedded Projects and Innovation Initiatives

Learning Design and Innovation Projects and Initiatives are the main mode of learning and development, in which a student’s professional context will support practice-led research inquiry and development.

Projects and initiatives will operate as social, collaborative and interactive contexts for the integrated development of the applied skills, critical analysis, reflexive skills, interdisciplinary practice, research skills, knowledge, and theoretical understanding.

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What we're researching

Michael Bunce is Cluster Leader for Music and Performance, Learning and Teaching Champion, and Course Leader of the Masters in Global Learning Futures at the University of East London.

He is engaged in practice and research as a teacher and curriculum innovator, educational technology developer, composer and music producer, and interdisciplinary arts practitioner.

Andrew Ravenscroft has a leading international profile in Technology Enhanced Learning and Inclusive Education, through publishing 151 articles, being an active member of international and national committees and working groups and being a principal or co-investigator on a broad portfolio of projects in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) over the past 25 years (funded by various national and international agencies), that have attracted over £6.4 million in total. Andrew is currently active in many cross-disciplinary initiatives at the interface of creative digital  media, critical discourse and performance-based learning.

Making a difference

UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Good Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:1) in relevant subject areas (interdisciplinary scope – Arts, Humanities, Education, business) or PGCE / CertEd (or equivalent).

Professional experience will also be taken into consideration through APEL (Accredited Prior Experiential Learning).

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Professional experience is welcome but not essential.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,420
Year 2 fee: £6280
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,570

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£13,200
Year 2 fee: £8800
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

What you'll learn

Knowledge, thinking skills, practical skills and skills for life and work are developed across modules through live project work that integrates disciplinary skills, collaboration, and the application of learning design and innovation practice in professional contexts.

Each module’s assessment framework is further structured with a focus on social, collaborative, and experiential interdisciplinary learning consisting of: Cross-disciplinary Competences, Project proposal, implementation and leadership, Model Reflexive Praxis, Contextual awareness and understanding, Presentation of findings: e.g. workshop, masterclasses, keynote and many more.

What you'll study and when

  • Learning Futures
  • Innovation, Agency and Impact
  • Future Tools: Technology as Collaborator
    Creativity and Design: Principles and Practices
  • Project Design, Implementation and Leadership
  • Interdisciplinary Intersections
  • Research Praxis
  • Meta-Praxis

How you'll be assessed

Students will be assessed through the development and delivery of live projects, applied in their professional context. Project development, outcomes and impact will be captured and disseminated and assessed by:

  • Interactive Portfolios
  • Literature Review
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Research and Development Repositories
  • Presentation, workshops, and seminars
  • Reflective Journals
  • Collaborative practice-led research engagement

How you'll learn

Online Learning
Online access will provide access to interactive materials and content, such as lectures, seminars, forum discussions, clinics, tutorials, and collaborative learning projects.

Blended Learning
Modules featuring blended learning will combine online access to materials and content, with masterclasses, keynote presentation, and face-to-face delivery.

Contact-based in-context delivery
Research Praxis and Meta-Praxis modules will feature larger-scale Learning Design and Innovation Projects, situated in students' professional contexts. As such, project supervision and support will be delivered face-to-face, local to the location of a students’ professional context, by arrangement.

Teaching and Learning Activities

  • Formal and interactive lectures
  • Interactive seminar discussions and masterclasses
  • Individual and group clinics
  • Individual tutorials and independent learning
  • Analysis of practical and theoretical issues
  • Project sessions
  • Research seminars
  • Project supervision
  • Projects and Initiatives in Professional Context
Embedded Projects and Initiatives
Learning Design and Innovation Projects and Initiatives will be the main mode of learning and development, in which a student’s professional context will support practice-led research and inquiry.

Your future career

The programme is specifically focused on developing employment, progression and development opportunities for practitioners currently embedded in a professional context, or for graduates seeking to enhance their skills and capabilities in the development of learning opportunity for individuals and organisations.

For example:

  • Existing teaching and learning professionals (with PGCE / CertEd qualifications) seeking to extend their individual professional role in educational leadership and innovation.
  • Business and education leaders seeking to develop capacity in their organisational context for future learning: social, experiential, collaborative interdisciplinary learning.
  • Arts practitioners involved in workshop or creative project delivery in a social or civically engaged context, seeking to develop and apply project development methods, and interdisciplinary learning.
  • Self-employed arts, education, business practitioners or entrepreneurs seeking to develop deeper learning capacity, in creativity, design and innovation projects, with interdisciplinary scope.
  • Business leaders wishing to extend the learning capacity and capability base of their organisation through creativity, design and innovation in interdisciplinary organisational learning.
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