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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    £3,275 - £4,025 (please visit website for more information)

  • Last Updated

    01 August 2018

Course content

Course outline

Our MA in School-Based Mentoring is a 2 year, part-time course for teachers with responsibility for mentoring trainee teachers in their schools. The course assesses candidates against the National Standards for School-Based Mentors. The first year of the course (PGCert – 60 Master’s Credits) is deeply practical and includes the following:

1 day seminar at the University of Buckingham on the processes involved in mentoring a school-based PGCE trainee

  • Collection of evidence via eportfolio against the National Standards for Mentors
  • 2 visits from a University Tutor to guide development and assess progress
  • 2 written assignments

The second year of the course centres on the writing of a dissertation on school-based mentoring. This will involve:

  • conducting a literature review (30 credits)
  • a design and research project (30 credits)
  • the writing of the final dissertation (60 credits)

Course content

The 1 day seminar at the University at the start of the year will cover:

  • contemporary issues in coaching and mentoring
  • how to conduct a literature review
  • psychological principles in the practice of coaching and mentoring
  • research methods and ethics academic writing

We welcome applications from school-based mentors overseeing the progress of a University of Buckingham PGCE trainee, as well as those mentoring a PGCE student from another university.

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Visit the MA in School-Based Mentoring page on the University of Buckingham website for more details!





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