MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (part-time)

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world: our postgraduate courses 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. 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.

The School of Education has provided so much support in addition to the excellent course and allowed me to develop a clear idea of my future career path.

Yan Wu, Postgraduate student in Department of Education

About the course

Postgraduate students in the School of Education

Distance learning, part-time course

This is currently a dissertation-only, distance learning course for those who hold a PGDE with 120 valid credits.

The programme facilitates you to build on your PGDE learning, helping you to gain all skills necessary to conduct a masters-level dissertation study in your own professional context.

Note, if you're looking to begin your studies with fewer than 120 masters-level credits, please refer to the MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (online) course.

Core modules

  • Dissertation (Educational Studies)

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place via a number of Saturday study schools, spread throughout the year, as well as individual tutor support. The dissertation is split into a 4,000 word proposal, followed by a 12,000-16,000 word dissertation.

Course duration

1 year part-time


Entry requirements

For this dissertation-only programme, you will need Qualified Teacher Status and a PGDE with 120 valid credits, or the equivalent.

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our programmes, contact us:

E: edu-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
T: (+44) (0)114 222 8177
F: (+44) (0)114 222 8105

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.