Applied Professional Studies in Education
School of Education,
Faculty of Social Sciences
This is a distance learning course for those who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with 120 valid credits. The programme will build on your PGDE learning, helping you to gain all the skills necessary to conduct a masters-level dissertation study in your own professional context.
We teach this course through a series of Saturday study schools. You’ll also have one-to-one support for your dissertation from a personal tutor.
During the study schools you’ll explore practitioner research methodologies, develop your project, and share and debate ideas in a supportive environment.
The study schools are complemented by online materials on research methods and methodologies. You’ll benefit from expertise and support via email, Skype, phone calls or visits.
Dissertation (Educational Studies)
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 year part-time (distance learning)
For this programme, you will need Qualified Teacher Status and a PGDE with 120 valid credits, or equivalent.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 8177
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.