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MSc Professional Practice (Teaching and Learning)

Course Description

This course will be held at the Medway Campus

- https://www.kent.ac.uk/locations/medway/

Professional Practice (Teaching and Learning) MSc is a trans-disciplinary programme for qualified teachers who want to develop and enhance their practice at postgraduate level.

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/335/professional-practice-teaching-and-learning#!overview

Course detail

The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression.


You explore your profession further and consider the professional challenges associated within your specific area of practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working.

Course format and assessment

This flexible programme has been designed to encourage you to think more deeply about the challenges associated with your professional practice while enabling you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career aspirations.The programme is both academic and practical in its orientation: it aims to improve professional skills alongside those of academic analysis, synthesis and criticality.

Core modules are taught on campus or at a Medway Partnership School via a series of extended weekend sessions.

Assessments can be through:

- oral presentations
- written assignments
- work-based projects
- portfolio assessments

In Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.


Building on Kent’s success as the region’s leading institution for student employability, we offer many opportunities for you to develop the specific skills and aptitudes that employers will value.

A postgraduate degree in professional practice is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our graduates have gone on to work as head teachers, subject leads and head of departments. Most recent graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK Rochester Grammar School, Chatham Grammar School for Boys and the University of Kent.

How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

Postgraduate scholarships and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

English language learning

If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html

Visit the MSc Professional Practice (Teaching and Learning) page on the University of Kent website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a minimum of two years’ professional experience and hold an undergraduate degree, in addition to a teaching qualification. If you do not hold the required entry qualification(s) but believe that you would be able to participate in this programme and have the potential to work at Master's level please contact us (details bottom of page). English Language requirements: View Website

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