Masters courses for practising teachers

We have a range of programmes that would be of interest to practising teachers. These can help enhance your career and gain specialist qualifications in your area of study.

Consisting of all of our MSC Education pathways, including MSc Education (Teaching & Learning); MSc Education (Mathematics Education); MSc Education (Leadership & Policy); and MSc Education (Open Pathway - with the ability to choose your own portfolio of units to study).

What courses are available?

Why study these courses?

Studying with us will enable you to learn more about specific areas of education that interest and excite you. As well as the range of specialisms within the MSc Education, as well as the MSc Education (Open Pathway) which enables you tailor your units to your own interests. This level of specialism will provide you with an in-depth and critical understanding of the field, and the ability to engage with research.

How are these courses suitable for practising teachers?

  • Teaching delivered at a range of times to fit various schedules, including some Saturday teaching on specific units as well as some evening teaching and intensive delivery in half term.
  • Optional part-time study over 2 or 3 years
  • Personal tutors can help you plan your academic study around your working commitments and will encourage you to apply your Master's learning to think about your practice.

The aim of these courses

The aim of these programmes are to develop the student’s interest in and knowledge and understanding of:

  • Specific theories, ideas and practices, and the relationships between perspectives from different disciplines.
  • A range of research methods appropriate for their professional practice.
  • The importance of developing clear lines of argument that are underpinned by critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • The role of reflective practice in the development of professional identity and expertise.
  • Complex issues surrounding innovation and change and preparation for employment in changing and varied contexts.
  • The skills and abilities required for successful engagement in focussed, professionally relevant independent learning through the production of a supervised dissertation.
  • A range of practical and transferable skills. 

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