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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a first degree at 2:2 or above and have completed a PGCE
  • you must be in a teaching post
  • an Enhanced DBS
  • Math and English GCSE

Months of entry


Course content

Why study this course?

The Teaching MA is a flexible course which can also be taken as a part-time Continuing Professional Development (CPD) master's for experienced teachers preparing for career promotion and leadership roles over a maximum of 6 years. This course will enable PGCE graduates to import 60 M level credits, taken as part of their PGCE award.

More about this course

This is a flexible top-up MA to develop your critical understanding of educational issues based on practical experience and to enhance your professional learning. It is a higher degree for education practitioners offering intellectually challenging and practice-based development opportunities. You will be able to gain credits for active research or projects you are carrying out in your workplace as part of your everyday teaching. This course can be studied part-time, module by module, so that you can fit it around your working week and take your time to complete it. You will be taught by professionally trained teachers with years of practice and teaching experience at Higher Education (HE) levels. Studying on this course can significantly enhance your career prospects as well as support your professional development if you are considering a career move into leadership or educational management.


Most 20-credit modules are assessed through a 6,000 word essay or an equivalent portfolio/ project report for the negotiated study module. The output of the Research methods will allow you to come up with the proposal for the dissertation.

The 60-credit Dissertation/Project module will be 15-20,000 words. The work may take the form of a substantive action research project, based around a new intervention or resource for learning and teaching, as an alternative to the standard dissertation. The investigation may also be presented using alternative genres (e.g. video or film documentary, educational narrative/biography, multimedia presentation), in each case accompanied by an analytical commentary which provides the theoretical and methodological frame and critical appraisal of the outcomes and implications for future practice and research.

After the course

Students with PGCE can gain a higher qualification as part of their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as well as in preparation for leadership or educational management roles.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see course page for fee details
International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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