Taught course

Education: Pedagogy

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) is required.

Students must be in professional practice in order to undertake a small-scale practitioner research inquiry. If you achieved 90 credits of Master's award (Level 7) in their Initial Teacher Training qualification are eligible to apply for exemption from three modules.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree is designed for anyone involved in teaching and learning. There's a choice of modes of delivery to meet the needs of practitioners in all locations and phases of schooling: face-to-face, blended (combining elements of intensive face-to-face learning on study days with online learning) or an online programme. The programme offers teachers and other education professionals - including teaching assistants, mentors and librarians - a choice of pathways related to their practice, at any stage of career. The programme supports learning and develops your ability to reflect critically on classroom practice.

The focus throughout the degree is on developing pedagogical understanding as reflective practitioners. You'll gain a wider understanding of key issues in the field of education.You'll also develop a critical understanding of research methodology as you plan and conduct a small-scale enquiry into an issue of your own choice. This will enable you to further your own understanding of your practice.

Building on our long tradition of excellence in teacher education, we provide a flexible approach to this professional Master’s degree. In addition to being delivered at the university and as a distance programme, it's also taught in school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools, offering the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own context.

The timing of taught sessions and tutorials can be arranged to meet the needs of the students. The programme offers six distinctive pathways: Literacy, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Dyslexia, and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Celine James
020 8240 4197