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Part time October Masters Module, PgCert 12 months (part-time)

About the course

The course is designed to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding to successfully support aspiring and serving educational professionals in a critical engagement with research and in critical reflection on their practice. The course will promote a greater understanding of the social and cultural contexts that create notions of disadvantage and consideration will be given into ways in which schools can mitigate disadvantage and actively promote advantage.

Course Aims

  • Facilitate critical reflection and informed professional judgement on national policy initiatives and changing contexts related to teaching and leading in schools within disadvantaged contexts.
  • Allow critical understanding of sociological and psychological frameworks which apply to thinking about the

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Entry Requirements

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered).

Due to the leadership specialism the expectation of the applicant will be that they have gained some leadership experience within an educational setting. Normally they will be engaged in a leadership role at the time of starting on the programme but aspirational leaders will also be considered if they have the support to engage with leadership practice within their setting.


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