Taught course

Reflective Practice

University of Reading · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

This programme is for either primary or secondary school teachers, who already have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or are working towards QTS.

Months of entry


Course content

We are one of the leading providers of teacher training in the UK, and are ranked eighth for education in the Guardian University Guide 2016. Our Institute of Education is committed to providing quality postgraduate programmes for current and aspiring teachers. We enable them to meet their personal career aspirations and to have a direct positive impact on the lives of the children and young people in their care.

We have a flexible range of programmes to suit your interests. As well as our teacher training programmes, you can also study for an MA in Education or choose one of our pathways, which will give you a more specialised qualification. We also have excellent partnership arrangements with over 300 local schools. These partnerships ensure that we can offer first-rate placement opportunities to our students, many of which lead to roles once they graduate.

Our work extends around the globe with consultancy work and other projects taking us to countries as varied as China, Jamaica, the US and Singapore. We also have a wonderfully diverse community of international students from over 100 countries, taking short courses, master’s degrees and PhDs with us.

  • Suitable for either primary or secondary school teachers
  • Designed for those who have either gained QTS or are working towards it
  • Enhance your understanding of education and teaching through master’s-level study
  • Taught through a mixture of face-to-face sessions and online tutorial support
  • Sessions will take place during school holidays

In addition to the many master’s and PhD graduates, each year we have over 500 students become newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Our excellent links with local schools ensure that our employment rates are consistently high, with 100% going on to work or study after the programme and 95% in employment within six months of the programme. With pay scales to match other industries, job security, an excellent pension and better work-life balance, teaching is becoming one of the most sought-after professions of today.

Our master’s and professional programmes have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies on to EdD/ PhD programmes to develop a career in educational research.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
10 months

Course contact details

Amanda Cockayne (Primary) Deb Heighes (Secondary)