Taught course

Advanced Educational Practice

UCL - University College London · Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a teaching qualification (Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent) with two years’ practical experience is required. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to consider the Graduate Diploma route.

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 Advanced Educational Practice MA enables participants working in educational settings to reflect on their own practice, taking a professional academic approach. The programme's presentation is either fully online for individual students or a combination of online and face-to-face for those joining an MA school-based cohort group (minimum of 12 participants).

Through an established virtual learning environment, participants follow directed tasks including reading, video and audio clips and full lectures presented by IOE academics. Responses are then shared with the online community and participants are encouraged to respond to each other.

Participants are supported in exploring their practice through engagement with research including academic and professional literature, so examining updated knowledge about theories and practices in education.

The study is expected to support the everyday educational practices participants are involved in.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


60 months
part time
24 months


All modules are taught fully online through our virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. Attendance for individual participants is measured through access to the material and activities, responses in forums and completion of tasks which are shared online via Keep In Touch (KIT) forums. All participants are assessed through coursework (which may be a long essay, portfolio or presentation) at the end of each module and receive both formative written assessment on a draft and summative written assessment following final submission.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214