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Bishop Grosseteste University

At BGU we are committed to encouraging our students and supporting them throughout their time with us. As a student you will get to know your classmates and your tutors well and build real and long-lasting friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Foundered in 1862 as a teacher training college we have a rich history and heritage in teaching and education.  We excel at teaching and learning and provide comprehensive support to students from all corners of the world, we are ranked 64th in the Times University rankings in 2020.  With the quality of our teaching and learning ranked as 8th in the UK.  This supports the TEF Gold award given to us by the UK government in 2017. 

Our programmes provide the ideal balance between practical classroom experience and cutting-edge educational research ensuring our graduates with exceptional prospects.  According to the Graduate Outcomes (GO) survey, BGU is ranked 3rd in the UK for employability when compared to non-specialist universities. 91% of BGU graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation.

Creating an environment where students feel that they can make their voices heard and be an active part of developing their university experience is a key element of our drive for excellence.  BGU is ranked in the top 40 universities in the UK for student satisfaction. 

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we achieved the highest possible 4* rating for our research in Education, which was judged to be of ‘world-leading’ quality, 

We have a global reputation, having recently worked across the ASEAN region. In 2016 we successfully delivered research consultancy to shape national initial teaching training reforms in Thailand.

GREAT Scholarships 2022

Bishop Grosseteste University has two GREAT Scholarships available for the 2022-23 academic year for students from India (one), and Malaysia (one).

The scholarships are for MA programmes in Education, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

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Key subjects showcase

MA in Education with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 

The MA in Education with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an innovative degree combining world-leading educational research with outstanding practice in English language teaching. The course is ideal for international students wishing to return home to teach English in a range of educational settings. It accommodates aspiring and early career teachers seeking grounding in the core disciplines of Education and TESOL. With an emphasis on the integration of practice and theory, students are provided with bespoke opportunities to acquire expertise in approaches and techniques in language teaching, whilst developing their practical skills. Equipped with relevant research skills and advanced knowledge in second language acquisition, students gain the relevant training to begin or advance their career whether in the UK or globally. 

MA in English Literature

The MA in English Literature is designed around your development as a reader and researcher of literature; as a critical and reflective scholar; and as a communicator and presenter of knowledge. It combines current scholarly investigation with the promotion of transferrable academic and professional skills. It invites you to contribute to the discussions, debates, and projects that are transforming the discipline now with research-led modules informed by our staff’s current interests, publications, and collaborative projects. Based upon a modular structure and an accommodating timetable, this course is suitable for both part-time and full-time study.

Our MA in English Literature is ideal if you wish to broaden and extend your engagement with English Literature. You will explore a range of literary genres, approaches, and themes within a post-Enlightenment context, from 1780 to the present day through two team-taught modules uncover new and darker sides to literature, as well as innovative ways to interpret the past and the present through different perspectives, and four modules led by a tutor’s pursuits of selected authors, literary periods, genres and themes. 

You will gain advanced knowledge of literatures in English, powers of literary critical analysis, research, independent scholarship, and knowledge transfer through excellent communication skills. This course equips you with highly sought-after organisational, project-managing, delivery, liaison, problem-solving, and interaction skills. Flexible and vibrant, it gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in a variety of written and verbal assignments.

BGU English has an established research culture and you will be invited to join our staff at regular literary events, workshops, and presentations. You will be encouraged to participate in the research seminar series, conferences, and other public events. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 83% of the work submitted by English staff was judged to be of ‘international’ quality, including research that was deemed ‘world leading’ in its originality, significance and rigour.

MA in Health and Social Care Leadership

This course aims to enable an in-depth knowledge and understanding of leadership practice in Health and Social Care, informed by current scholarly research and including a critical awareness of current issues and developments at the forefront of this field.

You will be encouraged to develop critical self-reflection and self-management skills, along with developing the ability to learn through the reflection of practice and experience. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your practice. This Masters course is aimed at advanced practitioners, supervisors and managers working or volunteering in the field of Health and Social Care who have extensive experience in practice, and whose current role is to lead, support and challenge those working within the field. 

Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to work out your own ways of approaching situations and issues by exploring other perspectives and through increased self-awareness. The programme is designed to improve your ability to address issues involved in the successful implementation of practice and in securing better outcomes. You will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding of yourself and of the theoretical issues that examine the nature of leadership, thereby increasing your ability to manage complex issues in the future.