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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 -3 years Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please contact Faculty

  • Last Updated

    24 November 2016

Course content

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.

•Study part time over one to three years
•Benefit from a programme specifically designed to support NQTs and meet the early professional development needs of teachers
•Enjoy flexible delivery and fit studying around your work commitments
•Follow a curriculum closely linked to your professional practice needs
•This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

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.

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.​

Visit the Education Practice page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!






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