Applicants should: normally have a 2.2 honours degree; have appropriate professional status, for example Qualified Teaching Status; have significant experience as a practitioner in educational settings. All applicants will be interviewed. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring check is required for this programme if you have contact with children or other potentially vulnerable groups and do not already have a relevant satisfactory check. For UK applicants this will be established at interview. All international/EU applicants will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct before a place can be confirmed.
Months of entry
This programme is organised around your professional development and is flexible to meet your needs if you work, or intend to work in the education sector - in schools, universities, colleges and also a range of newer educational settings such as the uniformed services, the NHS and early years provision for children under school age, such as privately run day nurseries.
The content and delivery encourages you to think about your own professional role and how this is influenced by a variety of issues. Through reflection you look at the impact on your own work and those around you.
You consider policies and practices, relate theory to practice and highlight how external drivers influence what you do. At the beginning of the programme you consider an aspect of professional practice that is relevant to you and explore this through a range of perspectives. You draw on various bodies of research, and national and international real-world examples.
You are encouraged to share your experiences and perspectives on aspects of practice within taught sessions and through discussions on the University’s virtual learning environment. You study with students from a variety of educational settings and backgrounds – this sharing gives you the opportunity to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge in educational research and practice. Peer-led discussions in workshop and seminar sessions on a range of research and educational practice issues, both home and international, provide you with the opportunity for interprofessional discussion and debate. You consider relevant issues from the perspective of other professional educational groups which, in turn, supports you to integrate and synthesise a diverse range of knowledge. If you are not a practitioner you have the opportunity for shared learning and peer support with experienced practitioners. Some of the modules share taught sessions with the Education Doctorate, enhancing the range and type of discussions held within your sessions as well as encouraging you to consider your progression after the programme.
Staff have a wide range of educational backgrounds and specialist interests to support for your cross-disciplinary interests and multi-agency working. Another important element is how we support your transition to studying at level 7. You are offered academic support to help you understand the requirements of master’s level study; to develop your skills in academic writing and referencing, critical thinking and critical writing; and in the key IT skills such as literature searching. The assessment allows you to reflect on your own practice and context, and produce assessed work that benefits your working context.
Information for international students
English Language Requirements: IELTs 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each band.
Fees and funding
For information on funding please visit our website
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||120|
|Dissertation||60 (18000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions, Social Sciences, Business and Law
- 01642 384491