Taught course

Applied Professional Studies in Education

University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

A good first degree and/or suitable professional experience. We consider all applications on the basis of relevant qualifications and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA APSE has been designed to complement our PGDE programme, and is currently being offered as a dissertation year only. For those seeking to begin the studies with fewer than 120 Masters-Level Credits, please refer to the MA ETL.

Distance learning, part-time online 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.

Core modules

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


This programme comprises online modules with individual online tutorial support.

Course duration

1–3 years part-time (online)

Information for international students

An overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 8177