Taught course

Advanced Educational Practice: Teaching and Learning

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

The normal entry requirements for the MA Advanced Educational Practice pathways are:

  • An honours degree (or its equivalent) in any subject
  • Current employment as an educational practitioner

Applications are welcome from practitioners who may hold alternate qualifications, such as Certificate in Education (Post-16), with appropriate professional experience.

If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of Level 6 in reading and writing).

Months of entry


Course content

Aimed at current and future subject leaders, this Masters in Advanced Educational Practice: Teaching and Learning programme from Liverpool John Moores University enhances teaching capability and builds on theoretical and practical knowledge.

  • Study part time over three years on a course designed to support effective change in the classroom
  • Develop your professional practice through an inquiry based approach
  • Enjoy flexible course delivery and fit studying around your work commitments
  • Follow a curriculum closely linked to your professional practice needs

We recognise that our students are busy professionals and have taken this into account in the design of our programmes and assessments. Study on this programme is on a part time basis, enabling you integrate your learning with your full time professional role.

The course is delivered around school/college term times, with 20 credits being studied per term for the first two years.

During your first year you will study three compulsory (core) modules specializing in key teaching and learning themes. Your second year will involve selection of two optional modules from an identified suite, and the core module in Researching Professional Practice. Your final year will involve 60 credits of research based study through completion of the Dissertation or Professional Enquiry modules.

University-based study includes taught sessions scheduled late afternoon (4pm to 7pm) and occasional conference style days scheduled on Saturdays.

A blended learning approach ensures you can usually study at a time to suit you and all modules are supported by online study resources with additional guidance available through face-to-face or virtual tutorials.

To keep on top of your study you should be prepared to work between five and 10 hours per week (evenings and weekends). The practical applications of the course will involve the integration of study with your professional activity in school or college.

Information for international students

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090