Taught course

Developing Education Practice

Keele University · School of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

The programme is primarily designed for those who are employed, either full-time or part-time in education and who have a broad range of teaching experience. MA candidates will normally possess a good honours degree. Applicants with appropriate professional experience would also be considered for direct entry. Other applicants would be considered on an individual basis.


Months of entry


Course content

The MA Education programme is designed to serve the needs of educational professionals working in a range of settings who are committed to enhancing the experiences and attainment of learners. It recruits participants from Primary, Secondary and FE contexts, LEAs, a range of advisory services and from overseas. It is a freestanding course but can be used as a stepping stone to the PhD and EdD courses, also offered at Keele. Our programme aims to support the development of reflective practitioners who are able to critically examine a wide range of contemporary educational issues and those that relate more directly to their own practice as educators. Participants are encouraged to examine their own practice in the light of theory and vice versa and engage with the development of reflexive approaches to their own academic and professional development.

The Developing Educational Practice pathway is an innovative programme that addresses the question: How do I go on developing my teaching practice? It focuses on critical reflection on classroom practice; encourages participants to engage with the academic, intellectual and professional debates about what it means to be an effective educator, and examines the implications of these debates for classroom practice.

Fees and funding

Self financing.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
18 months


part time
10 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Dissertation60 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Angela Shelley