Taught course

Educational Practice

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements is a first degree. A first degree and a recognised teaching qualification (QTS) will not normally require an interview. Other candidates will be asked to attend an interview.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Course overview

The MA in Educational Practice is a practice-focused qualification which aims to help teachers and other educational practitioners to extend their professional skills and abilities at Master's level. It aims to develop a critical engagement with practice through systematic enquiry and engagement with research, literature, policy and curriculum frameworks.

Why Study Educational Practice with us?

Our course provides a progressive framework for the professional learning and career development of educational practitioners. It is suitable for both experienced practitioners as well as those at the beginning of their career.

During our course you will use your experiences as an educational professional to critically reflect on your own practice and develop confidence in sharing good practice and articulating new insights.

Using our excellent research facilities, local, national and international perspectives will be brought into focus. This will help you to understand issues within the field of education, and will benefit your learners.

How will I be taught?

Our course is taught twice termly at weekends at Riverside Campus, Chester, and at twilight seminars in schools (by negotiation).

Delivery is through taught sessions which foster lively debate and deliberate and contest issues that are relevant and current. Online resources and individual tutorials with lecturers in your chosen field of study will support your learning and extend your knowledge and practice.

Each module entails 200 hours of study, of which 20 are taught and 80 are self-directed.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments focus on work-based products or processes that are part of your normal work and are integral to professional practice.

Please note: Masters students in receipt of a postgraduate loan cannot bring prior credit (APL) into their programme of study.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services