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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, together with strong references from appropriate referees. Participants should be teaching for the duration of the programme. If already a UCL Institute of Education (IOE) PGCE, GTP or Schools Direct graduate, students need to provide a satisfactory written reference from your PGCE IOE tutor.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Teaching (MTeach) is a higher degree for education practitioners designed to enhance their professional learning. Participants' own educational contexts are central to enabling situated learning and critical engagement with theory, practice and policy. It provides intellectually challenging practice-based development opportunities.

UCL Institute of Education has been providing first-class teacher education, in partnership with schools and colleges in the London region for over 100 years. Centrally located in London, we are the preferred choice for Master's-level professional development for many classroom practitioners.

Participants are all current educational practitioners who are interested in their teaching contexts as a focus for professional learning. The mixed-mode approach of the programme takes account of the demanding lives of teachers. 

The programme provides ongoing support through its tutorial group system. This interactive environment fosters the development of a 'learning community' based on pedagogical and evidence-based practice.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MTeach
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


Teaching is module and pathway dependent. The programme is mixed mode utilising a combination of face-to-face, distance and online learning. You may choose to do distance learning alone. The MTeach pathways reflect students’ career stages and/or professional interest. Tutorial groups share and critically analyse professional practice. This process is central to the development of a deeper understanding of theoretical perspectives, subject pedagogy and the ways young people learn. Assessment includes critical evaluation of everyday teaching via reports, portfolios, reflective journals and evidence studies.

Course contact details

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