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: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.). Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Advanced Educational Practice MA has been developed to enable participants to reflect on their own practice, taking a professional academic approach. The programme’s presentation is either fully online for individual students or mixed mode for those joining an MA school-based cohort group (minimum of 20 participants).

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is ranked first in the world for education for the third year running (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016) and first in the UK for research strength (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

This programme has been developed to respond to educational practitioner needs in both UK and International settings.

Students come from a wide variety of settings and include librarians, doctors, nurses, police officers as well as headteachers, principals, teachers, SENCOs and teaching assistants.

Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: up to 5 years;

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
part time
60 months
full time
12 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 essay coursework 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