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Applied Professional Studies in Education

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

This distance learning course builds on your PGDE learning and enhances your skills in order to conduct a masters-level dissertation study in your own professional context.
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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 can access expertise and support via email, Skype, phone calls or visits.

Modules

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Teaching

Teaching takes place via a number of Saturday study schools, spread throughout the year, as well as individual tutor support.

Assessment

Assessment is by a 15–20,000-word dissertation.

Duration

1 year part-time (distance learning)

Entry requirements

You will need Qualified Teacher Status and a PGDE with 120 valid credits, or the equivalent.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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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 content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.