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Professional Practice (MA & MEd)

Duration: 36 months (part-time)

Overview

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 practicing 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.

For further information, please download our MA/MEd Professional Practice leaflet

Curriculum

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 Credits

1 x 60 Credit Block from the list below

60 Credits

1 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 Credits

MA 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 Education

Special 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)

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Education (or a related discipline) and relevant professional experience. 

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Please note that in certain circumstances the University permits students who have already completed studies at a Postgraduate level to claim “credit” for prior learning. Through this approved process (APL*) students have the potential to transfer credits to this programme from learning that has taken place in the past. Typically, a maximum of 60 credits will be approved if students meet the criteria*. Each application will be treated on a case-by-case basis, and only credits with appropriately aligned learning outcomes will be transferrable.

*Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - Students who think they are eligible to apply for APL must discuss the matter with the Admissions Office, which will provide advice regarding the University’s APL procedures. Information on APL can be found here

Teaching & Research

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'.

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

Overview

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 practicing 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.

For further information, please download our MA/MEd Professional Practice leaflet

Curriculum

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 Credits

1 x 60 Credit Block from the list below

60 Credits

1 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 Credits

MA 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 Education

Special 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)

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Education (or a related discipline) and relevant professional experience. 

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Please note that in certain circumstances the University permits students who have already completed studies at a Postgraduate level to claim “credit” for prior learning. Through this approved process (APL*) students have the potential to transfer credits to this programme from learning that has taken place in the past. Typically, a maximum of 60 credits will be approved if students meet the criteria*. Each application will be treated on a case-by-case basis, and only credits with appropriately aligned learning outcomes will be transferrable.

*Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - Students who think they are eligible to apply for APL must discuss the matter with the Admissions Office, which will provide advice regarding the University’s APL procedures. Information on APL can be found here

Teaching & Research

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'.

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

Course Contact Details

Contact details:

Names/Office: Claire Lloyd

T: 0151 291 3639

E: lloydc@hope.ac.uk