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MA

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 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.

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Modules

Core modules

Dissertation (Educational Studies)

Teaching

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.

Duration

1 year part-time (distance learning)

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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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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Contact

education-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.