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Masters in Education
EdD Doctorate
Professional Masters
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Our taught Masters courses offer students choice and flexibility, and the opportunity to study in a vibrant, supportive academic environment. Our postgraduate taught courses are underpinned by the research and scholarly activity which takes place at Liverpool Hope and teaching is driven by staff expertise. Please use the Course Finder to view the range of Masters courses available by selecting 'Education' in the 'Study by Topic' section.

Focused Masters programmes:

** MA International Education is subject to availability.

Interdisciplinary Masters programmes:

You can choose from any two of the permitted combinations of 60-credit 'Blocks' of provision:

After completion of both Blocks and 120 credits has been successfully gained, then students will begin the research phase whereby they will embark on a research study that synthesises the two Blocks that they have studied.

There are some combinations that are not available in the Interdisciplinary Masters programme and these include:

  • Disability Studies and SEN
  • International Education and Pedagogy
  • Religious Education and Early Childhood (not available for January 2018 start only)
  • Education Policy, Practice and the Professional and Pedagogy *

* This constitutes the MA Education (see Focused Masters above).

If you wish to take the Interdisciplinary Masters programme as a full-time student then the following combinations are unavailable due to timetabling issues:

  • Developmental Psychology and Education Policy Practice and the Professional
  • Disability Studies and Pedagogy
  • Pedagogy and Special Educational Needs
  • Education Leadership and Management and Special Educational Needs

These combinations are available to part-time students.

The following blocks are also not available for January starters. These blocks are only available to those starting in September

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disability Studies

Subject Specialism Masters programmes:

Further information:

If you are interested in the postgraduate taught programmes that we have on offer, please contact the Faculty of Education:

T: 0151 291 3410


If you wish to apply then please see the How to Apply pages to download an application pack.

Visit the Loans and Scholarship page for further information on Postgraduate financial support for Master’s study. 


The Doctor of Education (EdD) has been specifically designed to meet the needs of educational professionals in teaching, management or administration in a range of sectors. Students recruited to the programme come from occupations such as teaching, advisory roles, police work, social work and in the health sector, and often but not always hold senior positions. Common to them all is a desire to pursue an area of research related to and drawing on their professional work, and with the aim of creating new knowledge, applications and understanding that will bring both personal benefits and for the wider professional community.

There is a strong emphasis on individualised learning and personal critical reflection related to professional identities, values and contexts. The programme provides a structured environment in which students engage at an advanced level with a range of academic and professional issues relevant to their own practice. The learning and teaching strategy seeks to develop the three key skills of independent learning, independent research, and sustained critical and self-reflexive analysis integrating academic and professional considerations.

The programme is divided into two parts. In the first of these, students undertake three ‘strands’ of taught study (equalling 40 credits each). This is followed by the writing of a substantial research proposal (60 credits), which forms a good foundation for the supervised thesis in part 2, on a research question broadly related to professional practice.

For further information about Curriculum and Entry Requirements please visit the Educational Doctorate (EdD) course pages.

Course Contact Details

Dr Claire Lloyd
Director of EdD
School of Teacher Education
T: 0151 291 3027


Masters (MA) and Masters of Education (MEd) in Professional Practice

‘Vocation, Professionalism, Impact’

The MA/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme which enables education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters level study which is clearly linked to developing professional practice in the classroom, your school and other relevant settings and to support you in your journey as an educator.

The programme has been designed to be an integral part of the professional learning journey of practicing teachers. It will focus professionally in 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 nature as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

The MA and the MEd is to be taken as part-time study, over three years, in order to fit in with your professional practice as an educator.

You must complete a compulsory module called Advanced Pedagogy (30 credit module), then choose 1 X 60 credit Block and a further 60 credit Block or 2 X 30 credit modules, or dissertation (see below). Please see the Professional Masters Booklet 2017 below for full details and a list of Blocks and modules.

If you are a Newly Qualified Teacher, you must also take Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers (30 credits). Please see CPD pages for details on these modules.

In the final year of 3 you will take either a dissertation for those following the MA in Professional Practice or the final 60 credits for the MEd in Professional Practice.

Please view our Professional Masters Booklet 2017 for further information.

Further information:

For those interested in exploring the MA / MEd in Professional Practice opportunities or for information on any standalone CPD Modules please contact the CPD Team in the first instance:

E (for MA/MEd opportunities):
E (for queries relating to NQT/RQT):

T: 0151 291 3061

If you wish to apply then please see the How to Apply pages to download an application pack.

Click here for further information on Postgraduate loans and scholarships for Master’s study. 

Postgraduate loans and scholarships

You may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate loan to pursue Masters level study. A new system of Postgraduate loans was introduced in 2016/17 for English and EU students. Click here for further information on Postgraduate loans and scholarships for Master’s study.