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Liverpool John Moores University

Education Practice

Aimed at Newly Qualified Teachers, this Masters in Education Practice from Liverpool John Moores University is linked to the NQT year and enables you to explore development areas, apply practitioner research and enhance your learner impact.

This programme provides a progression route from postgraduate initial teacher training programmes incorporating 60 or 120 credits at level 7.

The course is extremely flexible and part time study enables you integrate your learning with your professional role.

University-based study includes three full day blocks (one per term) and twilight seminars where tutorial support is also available. The conference-style, whole day sessions involve interactive learning with lectures, seminars and workshops. The practical applications of the course may involve integration of study with your professional activity in school or college.

Tutorial support is an important part of the development process and you will receive a personalised service that will enable you to set targets and achieve to your highest potential.

Personal tutors and other members of the academic team are accessible at scheduled times during the programme and will also be able to provide guidance via email as appropriate.

To keep on top of your study you should be prepared to set aside between five and 10 hours per week (evenings and weekends) for preparatory work to support your study. You will have access to LJMU learning resources including our libraries and online learning services for independent study.

Taught sessions mostly take place at the IM Marsh campus, four miles outside Liverpool centre, although some sessions may take place in the city. The campus library, open 8am to 11pm, houses the main collections linked to this course and you will also have access to the 24 hour, city centre Aldham Robarts and Avril Robarts libraries.

Entry requirements

MA: You will need:
•to have completed an initial teacher training programme at postgraduate or undergraduate level and have achieved Qualified Teacher Status
•to be employed as a teacher during your period of study

International students will also be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence via an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent.

This course will only run subject to minimum numbers.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Those entering with 60 credits at level 7 opt for three modules from:

Professional Practice for Beginning Teachers

Explores the nature of professional practice in relation to the school organisation, the curriculum and the subject area/phase expectations.

Pedagogy in Practice

Explores best practice in the application of the principles of planning, organising and assessing learning in the context of your emerging teaching practice.


Supports developing understanding of policy and current research into the needs of diverse groups of learners and the implications for your classroom practice.

Subject Pedagogy

Investigate subject knowledge and subject /phase specific pedagogy, providing a launch pad to enhance your impact as a specialist teacher.

Researching Classroom Practice

Supports you in the implementation and evaluation of a practice based research project, designed to impact on children's learning.

Developing Reflective Professional Practice

Develops critical skills in reflective practice that are applied to the analysis of professional and classroom base issues and incidents to support professional learning. ?

Those entering with 120 credits at level 7 complete the 60 credit core module:

Professional Inquiry

Involves the development and implementation of several practice based research projects linked to your needs and relevant to professional practice in your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor.?

Assessment methods

The teaching will take place mostly in the early evening and on some Saturdays, meaning that practicing teachers can fit their studies around full-time employment.
There will be: lectures, seminars, interactive workshops, group discussion/reflection and tutorials. Full use will also be made of online learning through Canvas - the University's virtual learning environment - and other web-based resources.

Programme assessments are varied and linked to school and college-based practice. Assignments involve: the completion of reports, small scale research projects, critical reflections and professional portfolio, small scale practice-based research projects and presentations.


All full and part-time students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time weekend £ 33 (Credit) Home/EU 1 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 38 (Credit) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 38 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years

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