Entry requirements

You should hold, as a minimum, a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. You should also be employed in, or have sustained and appropriate access to, a relevant professional context. Any professional/early career inductions associated with your practice should normally have been completed prior to joining this programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Masters degree has been developed to address the needs of teachers and other professionals working in educational practices and contexts. If you are a practitioner in a setting such as a school, college, youth and community centre, voluntary service, or health and social care setting, this programme will enable you to enhance your professional learning and practice. You will develop skills in critical reflective practice, critical thinking and leadership. You will also investigate and critique contemporary policy, analyse the nature and status of evidence in educational settings, and explore and experience mutual ways of working. The course contains a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to develop a strong academic underpinning to your work, while also tailoring your studies to focus on areas of professional and/or personal interest.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are: £33 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £660 per 20 credit module; £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £1,020 per 30 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


Assessment is through coursework focusing on a range of professional learning activities and projects. Opportunities for formative feedback will be scheduled throughout each module.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171