MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (part-time)
School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.
About the course
September 2016 start
Course description 2016
This is a distance learning course for qualified teachers, heads of department and managers. It builds on your PGCE or PGDE so you can progress in your career.
Through structured reflection on your work, you'll become an even more effective teacher of your specialist subject.
Identifying your own development needs is part of the course. You will also learn how to conduct classroom-based inquiry and other forms of research to support your practice.
The course is flexible, so you can focus on the topics most relevant to your job. You'll study mostly at home. But there is some face-to-face teaching and activities such as conferences and workshops.
You'll submit a 6,000-word assignment for each module and a 15,000–20,000-word dissertation.
While study for this course is mostly at home, there is also some face-to-face teaching and other activities including:
2-3 years part-time
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
This is 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.
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.
1-3 years part-time
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.
Fees and funding
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