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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.

Entry requirements

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.


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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years

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