Taught course

Applied and Professional Studies in Education (online)

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good first degree and/or suitable professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

This course is for practising teachers, classroom assistants, heads of department and managers wanting to explore and deepen their professional practice through targeted reading and classroom-based practitioner research. The course is flexible, so you can focus on the topics most relevant to your job.

Your career

We offer postgraduate courses that will launch your career in education or aid your continuing professional development.

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.

About us

We value creative teaching that challenges inequalities in the education system. We believe in increasing opportunities for education, for everyone. Our research has a direct impact on educational theory, policy and practice. We’re supporting the development of children, families and learning communities through dedicated research centres.

You’ll learn from world-class academics such as Professor Cathy Nutbrown and Professor Dan Goodley. Cathy, who teaches on three of our postgraduate courses, won an Outstanding Impact in Society award in 2013 for her work on literacy. Dan’s work on disability in education has been described as ground breaking.

Our research seminar programme gives you access to the latest findings, often before they’re published. The University’s library has online catalogues and databases, e-books and e-journals.

Core modules

Teaching and Learning; Practice-based Inquiry; Critical Reflection on Professional Development; Research Methods in Education; Dissertation.

Teaching

This programme comprises online modules with individual online tutorial support.

Assessment

Each module will require the completion of a 6,000-word assignment. The dissertation module requires the submission of a 15,000–20,000-word dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
MAAPSE@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 8167