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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    October, January

  • Course Duration

    36 months

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    06 February 2019

The MA/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme that gives education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters level study.

The programme is practice focused and professionally relevant. It provides participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practice by discovering new skills that can be gained from studying a range of specialist subjects to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

The programme is designed to form an integral part of the professional learning journey of practising teachers. It embraces a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas, allowing participants to study themed modules suited to their own development, all of which may be taken in a flexible manner as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

Curriculum Overview

This programme consists of three years of study. You will study 60 credits each year within the following framework and will agree their chosen options with the programme lead at the start of study.

  • 60 Credits1 x 60 Credit Block from the list below60 Credits1 x 30 Credit Module – Advanced Pedagogy (compulsory)
  • 1 x 30 Credit Module from the list below (For NQTs, this must be Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers. Non-NQTs can chose any from the list)
  • 60 CreditsMA Route: 60 Credit Dissertation (Final Year)
  • Med Route: Either 1 x 60 Credit Block OR 2 x 30 Credit Modules

60 Credit Blocks

  • Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
  • Education, Policy, Practice and the Professional
  • International EducationS
  • pecial Educational Needs
  • Disability Studies (Please note this is barred to students who are taking Disability and Professional Practice as a 30 credit module)
  • Early Childhood
  •  Developmental Psychology
  • Religious Education
  •  Disability and Professional Practice
  • Education Leadership and Management

30 Credit Modules 

  • Coaching, Mentoring & Training in Education
  • Aspiring Subject Leaders
  • Disability and Professional Practice
  • Education Leadership and Management I: Perspectives on Leadership
  • Researching Practice
  • Education Leadership and Management I: Working Effectively with Others
  • Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers
  •  Professional Knowledge and Understanding of the SENCO role
  • Leading and Coordinating SEND Provision (Please note this is only available to students who have already taken ‘Professional Knowledge and Understanding of the SENCO role’.
  • Advanced Pedagogy (please note this is a compulsory module)

Teaching and Research

Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.


You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.


Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2019/20 are:



We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.



If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.

Visit the Professional Practice (MA & MEd) page on the Liverpool Hope University website for more details!




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