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Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Education (or a related discipline) and relevant professional experience. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Please note that in certain circumstances the University permits students who have already completed studies at a Postgraduate level to claim “credit” for prior learning. Through this approved process (APL) students have the potential to transfer credits to this programme from learning that has taken place in the past. Typically, a maximum of 60 credits will be approved if students meet the criteria*. Each application will be treated on a case-by-case basis, and only credits with appropriately aligned learning outcomes will be transferrable.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme that gives education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters level study.

The programme is practice focused and professionally relevant. It provides participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practice by discovering new skills that can be gained from studying a range of specialist subjects to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

The programme is designed to form an integral part of the professional learning journey of practicing teachers. It embraces a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas, allowing participants to study themed modules suited to their own development, all of which may be taken in a flexible manner as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

Fees and funding

UK students

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MEd
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0) 151 291 3111