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MTeach Master of Teaching

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

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Entry requirements

There are various entry points into our MTeach Master of Teaching course, depending on your previous study and credits acquired.


Applicants need to be employed as a Primary, Secondary or Sixth Form teacher and have an undergraduate Education degree with Qualified Teacher Status (and no level 7 credits).
Part 1 of the course is not intended for students who have completed a PGCE.


Direct entry onto Part 2 of the course will require 60 or 90 level 7 credits from a teaching qualification i.e. home PGCE, iPGCE or PGDE achieved in the last five years.

Year 1

Master of Teaching Part 1 (60 credits level 7 content for students with no prior PG credits i.e. entering the course with BA, BSc or BEd and QTS)

  • Professional Learning Portfolio (60 credits)

Master of Teaching Part 2

10 weeks x 2 30 credit units (entry point for students with 60 credit PGCE)

  • Evaluating Learning and Teaching (30 credits)
  • Professional Enquiry (30 credits)


10 weeks x 1 30 credit units (entry point for students with 90 credit PGDE)

  • Professional Enquiry (30 credits)

Master of Teaching Part 3

  • Professional Practice Project with viva (60 credits)

Months of entry


Course content

At Manchester Met, we understand that while learning to teach is exciting and fulfilling, it can also be challenging. That’s why we’ve worked with our extensive school partnership network to develop an advanced degree which is explicitly designed to meet the needs of early career teachers.

Our aim is to support you on your teaching journey, from when you first enter the classroom and throughout the early stages of your career. You’ll use the latest research to inform teaching methods and identify key areas for development.

This course has been co-designed with leading practitioners across our region. We’ve consulted widely with recently qualified teachers, school leaders and induction supporters to develop a distinctive course that is academically rewarding and professionally relevant.

This course is taught via blended learning and will travel with you as your career progresses. You’ll participate in weekly online learning activities, connect with peers, engage with pedagogical research, and design your own enquiries. Each unit also provides an opportunity to participate in a minimum of two Saturday schools.

Throughout the course, you’ll experience individual, group and peer encouragement. You’ll be part of a community of early-career teachers embarking together on masters-level study and be supported by an experienced mentor who understands the needs of busy teaching professionals.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MTeach
    part time
    24 - 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Our course is split into three parts. The Master of Teaching Part 1 is 60 credits at level 7 for students with no prior PG credits, i.e. entering the course with BA/BSc/BEd and QTS (including those employed in the independent sector without QTS). This will facilitate both newly qualified graduates and those in employment as a teacher to progress onto the core units of the MTeach. There are three core units within Part 2 and 3. 2 years part-time (Part 2 and 3) 3 years part-time (Part 1, 2 and 3)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969