Taught course

Professional Practice

Liverpool Hope University · Education Faculty

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own. Please note that in certain circumstances the University also permits study that students have already carried out at Postgraduate level to be taken into account. Through this approved process (APL) students have the potential to transfer credits to this programme from another. A maximum of 60 credits will be approved and you must meet the assessment criteria. Each application will be treated on an individual basis and only credits with appropriately aligned learning outcomes will be transferrable. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - students can apply for APL and in the first instance must discuss the matter with the Admissions Office who will provide advice regarding the University's APL procedures and ensure you are directed towards the relevant subject assessor. You will be provided with an application form to complete.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme which enables education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters-level study which is clearly linked to developing professional practice in the classroom, your school and other relevant settings and to support you in your journey as an educator.

The programme offers academic study that is practice-focused and professionally relevant. It will provide 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 has been designed to be an integral part of the professional learning journey of practising teachers. It will focus professionally in 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 nature as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

0151 291 3061