Taught course

Professional Practice (Teaching and Learning)

University of Kent · Centre for Professional Practice

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a minimum of two years’ professional experience and hold an undergraduate degree, in addition to a teaching qualification. If you do not hold the required entry qualification(s) but believe that you would be able to participate in this programme and have the potential to work at Master's level please contact us.

Months of entry


Course content

Professional Practice (Teaching and Learning) MSc is a transdisciplinary programme for qualified teachers who want to develop and enhance their practice at postgraduate level.

The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression.

You explore your profession further and consider the professional challenges associated within your specific area of practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working.

Course structure

This flexible programme has been designed to encourage you to think more deeply about the challenges associated with your professional practice while enabling you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career aspirations. The programme is both academic and practical in its orientation: it aims to improve professional skills alongside those of academic analysis, synthesis and criticality.

Core modules are taught on campus or at a Medway Partnership School via a series of extended weekend sessions.

Teaching and Assessment

As the prime objective is to enhance professional practice applied within the workplace, you will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of conceptual and analytical skills.

All assessment and prepartory tasks are designed to allow you to develop expertise in the application of professional practice within the context of your work and specialist subject area.

Assessments can be through:

  • oral presentations
  • written assignments
  • work-based projects
  • portfolio assessments

In Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Centre for Professional Practice
+44 (0)1634 888929