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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    3 years, part-time

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    15 January 2019

Course content

This Masters degree has been developed to address the needs of teachers and other professionals working in educational practices and contexts. If you are a practitioner in a setting such as a school, college, youth and community centre, voluntary service, or health and social care setting, this programme will enable you to enhance your professional learning and practice. You will develop skills in critical reflective practice, critical thinking and leadership. You will also investigate and critique contemporary policy, analyse the nature and status of evidence in educational settings, and explore and experience mutual ways of working. The course contains a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to develop a strong academic underpinning to your work, while also tailoring your studies to focus on areas of professional and/or personal interest.

What will I study?

In Year 1 you will focus on the nature of critically reflective practice and study two additional modules from a selection of options. You may wish to investigate education and social policy, participate in Action Learning Sets with your peers, engage with inclusive education and social justice, explore an aspect of professional practice through self-directed study, develop professional leadership skills, or immerse yourself in contemporary issues in evidence-informed practice.

In Year 2 you will study two further elective modules from the range of options, as well as develop your knowledge of research methods and methodologies in a dedicated project design module from which you will prepare a research proposal. This will form the foundation for a 15,000 word dissertation in Year 3.

How will I study?

The course is delivered through blended learning. Each module typically includes two or three face-to-face sessions at St James’ in central Manchester alongside online learning.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework focusing on a range of professional learning activities and projects. Opportunities for formative feedback will be scheduled throughout each module.

Who will be teaching me?

This programme is delivered by a team of research-active academic staff who have a range of areas of expertise. These include social justice, educational policy and practice, reflective practice, practice development, and research methods and methodologies.

What are my career prospects?

On successful completion of this programme, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to make a significant and positive contribution to a range of practice development and enhancement initiatives. You will therefore be well placed to apply for more senior positions both within your current setting and at other providers.

Visit the MA Educational Enquiry and Professional Learning page on the Edge Hill University website for more details!




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