Hello all, I'm thinking about applying for an MA Ed, but I'm not clear about some things. Can anybody help me out with them please? Thank you all in advance! 1. I'd like to know a good online resource that I can read up on how to do an MA Ed that will tell me what I need to know. I've looked at universities, and they're helpful, but don't seem to give you all the answers, or fill you in on the practicals. 2. On the Durham university site, it said "The UK government is moving gradually towards teaching becoming a Masters degree profession. Potentially in future all teachers may be expected to possess or achieve Masters level qualifications in education. Thus, taking the opportunity to maximise the work involved in getting a PGCE by turning it into a Masters degree could prove a shrewd move. Career advancement into promoted posts is aided by possession of Masters degrees." Do you think this is true? 3. Can studying for an MA be fitted around your teaching? Assuming that I get a job when I return to the UK! 4. Does it make a difference which university you do your MA at? Are there some universities that it's not worth doing it at, because they wouldn't be appreciated? Is Open university one of these? 5. What exactly does an MA Ed involve? Research into a chosen aspect of education, with support from a personal tutor and weekly meetings? If anyone here has done an MA, wold you be able to tell me what it was like please? And are there any threads on MAs here? Thanks again!