Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements for Year 1 are: •undergraduate degree normally with a 2:2 classification or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject •qualified Teacher Status (QTS) award •60 credits at Master’s level from a UK university or equivalent institution •for candidates without 60 credits at Master’s level, the Admissions Panel may accept alternative evidence eg Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) offered against evidence of previous professional work, qualifications and experience

PGCE

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Masters in Teaching at Brunel University London, for Newly or Recently Qualified Teachers with 60 credits at Master’s level, aims to help them to make a real difference to pupils’ learning outcomes. The course combines a close focus on educational practice while stimulating early career teachers’ professional learning and developing their understanding of key educational and social science concepts such as pedagogy, socio-cultural diversity and motivation.

Key benefits of the course include:

  • opportunities to accelerate career progression by developing high quality pedagogical expertise that makes a real impact on pupil outcomes;
  • the transformation of 60 PG Cert credits into a Master's degree;
  • part-time mode of delivery: 3 Saturday conferences each year incorporating seminar workshops, action learning sets and tutorials;
  • blended approach to learning: face-to-face sessions supported by online components and ongoing participation in the course Virtual Learning Environment;
  • flexibility to stage learning: working toward 20, 40 and 60 assessed credits in years 1,2 and 3 respectively;
  • Year 1 fee waived for Newly Qualified Teachers working in enhanced partnership schools.*

This Masters course aims to:

  • engage students in intellectually challenging research and experientially-based exploration of questions of teaching, learning and schools, while systematically developing their professional knowledge and understanding, and awareness of current problems and new insights;
  • help students to develop an informed, enquiring, self-sustaining approach to professional practice and to professional learning;
  • equip students with the strategies necessary to identify, locate and critically evaluate relevant research and theoretical literature, and other forms of evidence that could usefully inform their practice;
  • enable students to conduct worthwhile practitioner enquiries in their own professional setting, including research and development projects specifically intended to improve pupil outcomes;
  • encourage students to work collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals or stakeholders (including parents), engaging them in the processes of research and with its findings; and
  • help students to develop a creative and constructively critical approach towards educational innovation.

Fees and funding

UK students
Year 1 £810, Year 2 £1620, Year 3 £2435

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Geeta Ludhra
Email
geeta.ludhra@brunel.ac.uk