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Applied Professional Studies in Education (Online)

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.

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.

Entry requirements

MA: A good 1st degree and/or suitable professional experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules

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

Assessment methods

Each module requires the completion of a 6,000-word assignment. The dissertation module requires the submission of a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.


We don't have the fee for this course. Please contact the department to check.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Online study Home/EU 1 3 Years
MA Online study International 1 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years

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