2019 start

Applied Professional Studies in Education

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.
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Course description

This is a dissertation-only, distance learning course for those who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (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.

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Core modules

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)

Entry requirements

For this dissertation-only 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.

Entry requirements for international students


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

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