Duration: Up to 12 months (part time)|Hope Park|Start month: October or January
Teaching & Research
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course provides an opportunity to undertake a professional development project within a school or other setting.
It is intended to support practising professionals in understanding the impact of research on practice, including how theory relates to practice, designing effective projects and evaluating impact.
This will necessarily include the development of understanding of both sector specific and/or setting specific issues at local and wider levels. It promotes the development of reflective professional practice, linking relevant theory to educational practice. It is intended that participants will consolidate their professional confidence and autonomy through critical reflection and focused research.
This Postgraduate Certificate (60 Level 7 Credits) comprises two x 30 credit modules:
Research Informed Practice in Action (30 Credits)
Undertake a professional development project using appropriate research methods.
Participants will determine their own defined area of study, where appropriate in consultation with senior colleagues and with regard to school improvement plans.
Explore how to identify and critically review key literature.
Explore appropriate research methodologies and ethical issues particularly linked to the sensitivity of carrying out research in a school/educational setting.
Data analysis techniques.
Research Informed: Leadership (30 Credits)
Research methods for professional inquiry for school improvement.
Selecting methods based on context and purpose.
How to use methods presented.
Critical evaluation of methods.
Creation of a research plan for professional inquiry as part of a school improvement cycle.
First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered).
Due to the leadership specialism the expectation of the applicant will be that they have gained some leadership experience within an educational setting. Normally they will be engaged in a leadership role at the time of starting on the programme.
International Entry Requirements
This course is not open to international students as it is only available on a part-time basis.
Teaching and Research
Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through blended learning, including:
Workplace learning and practical activities
Face to face activity, including peer and facilitated
Learning including seminars/taught sessions.
Reading and reflection.
Academic tutorial support.
Critical debate with supporters and peers e.g. in seminars or through VLE discussion groups.
UK/EU TUITION FEES
Modules 1 &2 – Full Postgraduate Certificate (60 Masters Credits)
Full rate: £1,733
Graduate 600*: £1,532
Partner school rate*: £1,386
* Graduate 600 - Reduced Fee for students who have obtained a 2.1 or 1st class degree within the last 3 years.
** A Partner School is any school that has an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership arrangement with Liverpool Hope University and who work with our students on providing school placements.
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
This is a professional learning course designed specifically to enable education professionals to students to make clear connections between relevant research, theory and practice. The 60 Masters-level credits can also be used towards a Masters in Education.