MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (online)

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.

Through studying themes relevant to my own targeted areas for development, I feel that being a part of the course has really enhanced my classroom practice. Furthermore, the support that I have received from my course tutors over the last two years has been excellent - both in terms of feedback and general correspondence

Robert Prokic, MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (online) student

About the course

September 2018 start

This course is under review.

We're developing our MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (Online) course for the September 2018 intake. The content here provides a rough guide to the new course, but please bear in mind that there will be some changes to the course.

You can find out more on the School of Education's website.

Course description

This course is for practising teachers, classroom assistants, heads of department and managers wanting to explore and deepen their professional practice through targeted reading and classroom-based practitioner research.

The course is flexible, so you can focus on the topics most relevant to your job.

Distance learning, part-time online course

Postgraduate students in the School of Education

Core modules

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Practice-based Inquiry
  • Critical Reflection on Professional Development
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Dissertation


This programme comprises online modules with individual online tutorial support.

Course duration

1–3 years part-time (online)

Entry requirements

A good first degree and/or suitable professional experience. We consider all applications on the basis of relevant qualifications and experience.

English language requirements

An overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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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.

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